Sale of Alitalia’s Handling and Maintenance Units Completed, ITA Airways’…

With the newly-founded Italian flag carrier ITA Airways still in the process of being sold off to a major airline group, the liquidation proceedings of its ancestor Alitalia which ceased operating last October are finally coming to an end. The 74-year-old Alitalia was broken off into different business units prior…

Struggling Luke Air Hires A Chief Restructuring Officer As It…

Luke Air is the commercial brand of Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A., an Italian charter airline, founded in Rome in 1998. Under the Blu-express brand, it also operates medium- and short-haul low-cost flights. Since December 2017, it has been controlled by entrepreneur Luca Patanè's UVET Group, which in 2020 acquired the…

Delta, Air France-KLM Express Interest in Alitalia’s Successor

According to ReutersDelta Air Lines and Air France-KLM are reportedly working with a third-party investor to secure a majority stake in Alitalia’s successor ITA Airways. Reuters reported that according to an unnamed Italian government official the parties had presented an expression of interest to the Italian government in the form…

Alitalia Could Return as a Subsidiary of ITA Airways

In the hearing at the Italian Transport Committee of the Chamber of Deputies a few days ago, ITA Airways President Alfredo Altavilla stated that the brand of old national airline Alitalia could be reused. The statement, however, comes after much pressure put on the "waste" of 90 million euros ($102…

What’s To Come for ITA Airways in 2022

On January 12, 2022, ITA Airways President Alfredo Altavilla and CEO Fabio Lazzerini attended a hearing at the Transport Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. During the meeting, they presented the 2021 results of the airline and the future prospects of the Italian flag carrier in 2022. After approving…

A New Partnership: Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways

Having made its debut on Oct. 15, ITA Airways has been making significant progress in the last couple of months of this year — from becoming a member of IATA and SkyTeam while introducing its first aircraft in its own new livery. With a total of 52 aircraft under its…

Blue Panorama Airlines Struggles To Find Solution Amid Financial Crisis

On Thursday, Dec. 9, at Milan's Malpensa airport, many Blue Panorama Airlines employees protested near the Italian Civil Aviation Authority or Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) offices. The airline has suspended business operations as of Oct. 27, due to financial reasons caused by the industry crisis resulting from the…

Throwback Thursday: Zuliana De Aviacion and A Venezuelan Scrapyard

Zuliana De Aviacion was a Venezuelan airline formed in 1985 and based in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. Initially starting out as a cargo airline, it later started passenger flights. In addition to several domestic routes, the airline expanded into Colombia as well as started international flights to the U.S.…

ITA Airways Becomes The Latest SkyTeam Alliance Member

On Oct. 15, ITA Airways became the new flag carrier for Italy replacing bankrupt Alitalia, putting an end to years of uncertainty over the destiny of the company that once dominated Italian skies. ITA Airways started with a fleet of 52 aircraft, just about half the size of former Alitalia,…