Alitalia

former flag-carrier airline of Italy

Alitalia was an Italian airline It was once the flag carrier and largest airline of Italy. It ended operations on October 14, 2021 and was replaced as Italy's flag carrier by ITA Airways, which began operations the next day.

Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
IATA ICAO Callsign
AZ AZA ALITALIA
Founded
  • 16 September 1946; 75 years ago (1946-09-16)
    (as Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.)
  • 12 January 2009; 13 years ago (2009-01-12)
    (as Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.)[2]
  • 1 January 2015; 7 years ago (2015-01-01)
    (as Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.)
Commenced operations5 May 1947; 75 years ago (1947-05-05)
Ceased operations15 October 2021; 7 months ago (2021-10-15)
AOC #I-130
Hubs
Frequent-flyer programMilleMiglia
Alliance
Subsidiaries
Fleet size84 (2021)
Destinations100 (2021)
Parent companyGovernment of Italy (via Ministry of Economy and Finance)
HeadquartersFiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people
RevenueIncrease €2,915 million (2017)[3]
Operating incomeDecrease €-526 Million (2017)[3]
ProfitDecrease €-496 Million (2017)[3]
Employees12,013 (2018)
Websitewww.alitalia.com

HistoryEdit

The "first" Alitalia was founded on September 16, 1946.[4] Its first flight was on May 5, 1947.[5] In 1960, Alitalia started flying jet aircraft.[6] In 1995, Alitalia tried to merge with KLM, but it failed.[7] 1998 was the first profitable year for Alitalia.[8] In 2001, Alitalia joined SkyTeam. The airline lost more than €3.7 billion since 1999 until 2008.[9] On January 12, 2009, the "first" Alitalia shut down. The next day, on January 13, the "second" Alitalia began.[10] In June 2014, Etihad Airways bought 49% of Alitalia. On January 1, 2015, a "third" Alitalia began. This one is 49% owned by Etihad and 51% owned by Italian shareholders.[11]

DestinationsEdit

Alitalia flew to 102 destinations in 41 countries. 28 of these cities are in Italy. Alitalia's main hub wasat Rome Fiumicino Airport.

FleetEdit

  • 22 Airbus A319-100
  • 42 Airbus A320-200
  • 12 Airbus A321-100
  • 14 Airbus A330-200
  • 8 ATR 72-500
  • 10 Boeing 777-200ER
  • 1 Saab 2000

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Modello di Organizzazione, Gestione e Controllo ex D.LGS 231/01" (PDF). Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2015.
  2. Today's Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) is distinct from Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI), which was founded in 1946. In 2009, CAI acquired the callsign, branding rights, and other assets that once belonged to LAI. [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Audizione Commissari Straordinari" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. "Alitalia Airlines". www.boeing.com.
  5. "Alitalia Airlines - Air One Seat Maps". SeatMaestro.
  6. "Alitalia". corporate.alitalia.it.
  7. Ivo Van Bael (2005). Competition Law of the European Community. Kluwer Law International. p. 1311. ISBN 978-90-411-2309-1.[permanent dead link]
  8. "Etihad to Rescue Alitalia, Buy 49% Stake, Analysis". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  9. "Alitalia to lose 1 bln euros in 2008, takeover sealed". 21 November 2008 – via www.reuters.com.
  10. "Alitalia lands international partner - CNN.com". www.cnn.com.
  11. http://www.etihad.com/en/about-us/etihad-news/archive/2015/the-new-alitalia/

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