Alitalia

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Alitalia
Alitalia Logo (grüner Hintergrund).svg
IATA
AZ
ICAO
AZA
Callsign
ALITALIA
Founded 1954
Commenced operations 2015
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program MilleMiglia
Airport lounge Alitalia Lounge
Alliance Skyteam
Subsidiaries Alitalia CityLiner
Destinations 102 [1]
Headquarters Rome, Italy

Alitalia is the biggest airline in Italy.

History[change | change source]

The "first" Alitalia was founded on September 16, 1946. [2] Its first flight was on May 5, 1947. [3] In 1960, Alitalia started flying jet aircraft. [4] In 1995, Alitalia tried to merge with KLM, but it failed. [5] 1998 was the first profitable year for Alitalia. [6] In 2001, Alitalia joined SkyTeam. The airline lost more than €3.7 billion since 1999 until 2008.[7] On January 12, 2009, the "first" Alitalia shut down. The next day, on January 13, the "second" Alitalia began. [8] 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. [9]

Destinations[change | change source]

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

Fleet[change | change source]

  • 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

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