Alitalia

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Alitalia
Alitalia Logo (grüner Hintergrund).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AZ AZA ALITALIA
Founded1954
Commenced operations2015
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programMilleMiglia
Airport loungeAlitalia Lounge
AllianceSkyteam
SubsidiariesAlitalia CityLiner
Destinations102 [1]
HeadquartersRome, 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

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Alitalia
  2. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_05/textonly/a01txt.html
  3. http://www.seatmaestro.com/airlines-seating-maps/alitalia-airlines/history/
  4. http://corporate.alitalia.it/en/company/history/index.html
  5. Ivo Van Bael (2005). Competition Law of the European Community. Kluwer Law International. p. 1311. ISBN 978-90-411-2309-1.
  6. http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2014/06/25/etihad-rescue-alitalia/
  7. https://www.reuters.com/article/sppage023-lk25141-oisbi-idINLK2514120081121
  8. http://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/01/12/alitalia/
  9. http://www.etihad.com/en/about-us/etihad-news/archive/2015/the-new-alitalia/