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This is not the only example, but one of many, concerning the fact that the National Governments in the EU are blatantly ignoring the rules and regulations about unfair competition. On this forum thread (post 993627) on 16-3-20 I pointed out that this would happen. National interests of employment will always supersede European competition interests. Of course, this only applies to the governments with the greatest leverage – wealth of the nation, size of the workforce affected, prestige and extension/reach of the airline, and the basic question being if the country is a net contributor to the European coffers or one that has to go “cap in hand”. SHAME!!
“Alitalia To Receive Another €3 Billion As 6000+ Staff Furloughed”, (Simple Flying 7-5-20)
The new Italian airline was founded on 9th October 2020 and will take over the assets of Alitalia. The launch date of the “Newco” has not been announced as yet, however, “Local media are reporting that the new government-owned airline will take off in early 2021.”That means we are actually seeing the last days of the once great Alitalia. After many false funerals the airline is finally giving up the ghost.That means we are actually seeing the last days of the once great Alitalia. After many false funerals the airline is finally giving up the ghost.
“Italy Prepares For A New Flag Carrier To Succeed Alitalia,” (Simple Flying 11 October 2020)
“Alitalia inches closer to relaunch in Italy”, (Breaking Travel News 13 October 2020)
“How the new Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA will replace the current Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana”: (World Airline News 12 October 2020)