Alitalia continues to operate … for now.Back to Forum
Air France / KLM deny any interest in acquiring Alitalia.13 Jan 2018
Now Italy’s 5 star movement and far right League want to halt the sale of Alitalia.17 May 2018
Alitalia still has enough spare cash for designer staff uniforms.
France’s @airplusnews has just tweeted that Alitalia will be equipping staff with uniforms designed by Alberta Ferretti.
They are to be unveiled on June 15.30 May 2018
alainboys56 – Correct. Our US edition published a piece about the new uniforms in May 2016.30 May 2018
Alitalia has now found the cash to splash out on a fancy new business lounge at Rome FCO.
“Casa Alitalia” is located on Pier E. 1,000 sq metres. 258 seats.
Media release in Italian only.11 Jun 2018
@amcwhirter – But its probably paid for by ADR (Aeroporti di Roma) the authority for FCO and then leased to AZ. They are all quasi government sections anyway.
I have read the article and its situated in Gate Area ‘E’, in the Non Schengen area. It also intimates that is sponsored by 3 companies, including Lavazza Coffee, and a Sofa company. So therefore one will be able to sit down on a sponsored sofa and drink free coffee………………. amongst other things.11 Jun 2018
Quite predictable when you look back at the start of this thread in 2016, “Probably will be the downfall of Etihad”!!!
Very perceptive and accurate forecast, when you look at the cutbacks of Etihad in the last year, and shedding of decent services, and anything that made it a “Boutique” ailine when it started. It charges like a semi-low cost one currently and is ever on the decline. Matched up tih Air Berline, it has been an absolute downfall of Etihad.
Alitalia is rather a toxic entity to be taken on by any Company, with its history, employee relations. It’s disorganised feel, i remember has been the same reputation for over 25 years!13 Jun 2018
MarcusGB – Etihad today says it lost US$1.52 billion in 2017. A small improvement over the previous year.14 Jun 2018
“Alitalia could remain in state hands, says EC”. Travel Weekly 27 July 2018.
The European Commission declares itself “neutral” about Alitalia being totally privately owned or partially state owned.
The €900 million aid provided by the Italian is being investigated by the EU but is due to be repaid 15 December.
The Italian government argues that the loan need not be repaid as it was handed over to the “New” Alitalia.
It seems that a fudge is being prepared to let the airline continue. Is there no let up in these “favours”?30 Jul 2018
@transtraxman — See my previous entries on this thread #791915 on 18/02/17 and in particular the last 3 lines, and also #805588 from 02/05/17.
AZ will never die it will be re-born again and again and again, and continue to cost the tax-paying public of Italy (mainly from Milano and the north), hundreds of millions every year.31 Jul 2018