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Alitalia Launches Intriguing Coronavirus-Free Flights

"Would you prefer a flight with or without coronavirus testing?" That's a question that Alitalia is now asking passengers traveling between Rome and Milan... Alitalia operates over half a dozen flights per day between Rome and Milan, and two of those…

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Huh: Alitalia May Buy 787s In Order To Simplify Fleet

This is truly wild... First for a bit of background, the current pandemic is actually helping Alitalia, which was on the verge of collapse even before this year. The Italian government is renationalizing Alitalia, investing hundreds of millions of Euros.…

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Alitalia Gets Massive New Cash Injection From Italy

Alitalia has just secured an additional three billion Euros in funding from the Italian government. Reuters is reporting that the Italian government will be injecting a further three billion Euros worth of capital into Alitalia, as there are plans for…

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The “New” Alitalia Launches In June 2020

While all airlines are struggling at this point, the airlines that were most financially vulnerable going into this are also the ones in the worst positions now. Just look at South African Airways and Virgin Australia, for example. Well, at least that's…

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Italian Government Takes Full Control Of Alitalia

While many airlines are at risk of going out of business as a result of the current global situation, Alitalia is one of the few airlines that may actually be kept alive because of it. The Italian government has today announced a variety of ways in which…

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Alitalia Requiring Passengers To Wear Face Masks

At this point Italy is among the hardest hit by coronavirus, and not surprisingly, this has had a huge impact on aviation there. While Air Italy ceased operations in early February (seemingly unrelated to the coronavirus situation), Alitalia continues…

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Alitalia Launching San Francisco Flights

Oh, Alitalia. The airline might be on the brink of liquidation for over a year now, but that's not stopping them from expanding. Alitalia has just announced an interesting new seasonal route launching in the summer of 2020. Alitalia will operate 3x weekly…

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Excellent Alitalia Business Class Fares From Paris To Tokyo

As I've written about before, discounted premium fares between major cities in, say, Europe and Asia are less common than premium fares between more obscure cities. You may be flying on a good carrier between two continents, but neither origin or destination…

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Alitalia Buys Back Frequent Flyer Program From Etihad

As we know, for a long time Etihad was on a money spending spree, as they tried to develop their "Etihad Airways Partners" concept. This was basically their way of trying to create a fourth global alliance by buying stakes in all kinds of struggling…

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Alitalia’s HUGE Award Chart Devaluation As Of January 1, 2019

There aren't many airline loyalty programs that I have almost zero interest in, but Alitalia's MilleMiglia program is one of them. The reasons I'm generally not interested in the program are twofold: -- They love making award chart changes without notice…

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Alitalia Launching Flights To Washington Dulles

Alitalia has just announced that they'll be launching a new flight to Washington Dulles as of May 2, 2019. Alitalia will launch 5x weekly flights between Rome and Washington Dulles as of next spring. The flight will have the following schedule (the flight…

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Delta Reportedly Submits Offer For Alitalia

Alitalia has been on the verge of liquidation since early 2017. Last March Alitalia announced a restructuring plan, given how much money the airline was losing. Employees voted against this plan, given that they didn’t want lay-offs or pay cuts. While…

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Milan’s Linate Airport Closing For Three Months In 2019

The city of Milan has two airports -- Malpensa and Linate. Malpensa is the larger airport, with all longhaul flights departing from there, though it's also quite a distance from the city. Meanwhile Linate Airport is smaller, and handles a lot of regional…

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Insanity: Italian Government Wants To Take Permanent Stake In Alitalia

For over a year now, Alitalia has been more or less bankrupt. Last March, Alitalia announced a restructuring plan, given how much money the airline was losing. Employees voted against this plan, given that they didn't want lay-offs or pay cuts. While…

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Bankrupt Alitalia Introduces New Employee Uniforms… Again

Alitalia might be in bankruptcy and on perpetual life support, but that won't stop them from looking fashionable. In-mid 2016, Alitalia rolled out new uniforms for their employees, which were inspired by Etihad. This was part of a larger rebranding for…

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Alitalia Is Pulling Out Of Abu Dhabi

This doesn't have huge practical implications, though symbolically this is a big move. For years, Etihad was focused on "Etihad Airways Partners," which was the group of airline partners they invested in, including airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles,…

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Alitalia Now Lets You Add A Stopover In Rome For Free (With A Catch)

There are several airlines that offer free stopover programs. Perhaps the two most popular are Icelandair and WOW Air. Both airlines are based in Iceland, but their business model is based primarily around transporting people from the US to mainland…

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Alitalia Is Adding Flights To Johannesburg & Nairobi In 2018

Alitalia filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, after employees voted against pay cuts and layoffs. The Italian government gave them a six month bridging loan, as the airline tries to find new investors. While over six months have passed, it doesn't…

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Sheesh: Alitalia Gets Another Loan From The Italian Government

This year two of Etihad's big investments -- airberlin and Alitalia -- are falling apart. Airberlin's collapse was incredibly fast. The airline filed for insolvency in mid-August, and will operate their last flight before the end of the month. That's…

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What Happens To Your Ticket If Alitalia Goes Out Of Business?

It was announced earlier today that Alitalia is beginning the process of filing for bankruptcy, which shouldn't come as a surprise, given what has been happening at the airline so far this year. I've been receiving lots of questions from readers regarding…

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Alitalia Is Beginning The Process Of Filing For Bankruptcy

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Alitalia has been in a terrible financial situation for a long time, though it has been especially bad lately. They’ve been on the verge of liquidation, but for political reasons got a new business plan approved by…

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Want To Buy An Airline? Alitalia Will Shortly Be Up For Sale

As I wrote about yesterday, Alitalia employees essentially just voted in such a way that the airline will shortly be going out of business (or perhaps the way they see it, they're calling the bluffs of management and the government and expecting to be…

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Alitalia Employees Vote On Liquidation Over Pay Cuts & Layoffs

Well, I think it's fair to say that Alitalia's employees have just called the government's bluffs, and don't think that the government will let them fail. They may be right, or they may all be out of jobs in the coming months. Alitalia has been in a…

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