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No Finish Line Yet In Sight For Alitalia

Those who were looking forward to another episode of the never-ending saga of Alitalia and its quest for survival will have to wait a bit longer. The deadline for the presentation of a binding offer and commercial plan for the Italian flag carrier, that has been operating under bankruptcy protection for over two years, was supposed to be September 15, but it is likely going to be extended to October 31. The first rumors about this extension started circulating at…

Atlantia to Become Alitalia’s Majority Stakeholder

The never-ending saga of ailing carrier Alitalia seems to be close to a new chapter. On Monday, the now-majority stakeholder Ferrovie dello Stato (the Italian state railway company) held a Board of Directors meeting to choose among the four non-binding offers that were received for a 40 percent stake in…

Alitalia Becomes State-Owned Again, Delta Takes 10 Percent Stake

If any Italian has the need to define "circular" with a single word, the best choice at hand would be just to say  "Alitalia." July 15 will be the official date of a new cycle of the former flag company, as the special administration council that was ruling the airline…

Alitalia Receives “Non-binding Expression of Interest” from Football Club Owner

Italian media reported this week that the government authority overseeing the future of Alitalia has received a ‘"reserved" purchase offer for the airline from Claudio Lotito, the multi-millionaire owner and chairman of Italian football club Lazio. The bid is a challenge to an existing offer involving Delta Air Lines and…

Alitalia Launches Rome-Washington Flight as Financial Struggles Linger

In the midst of its struggles to ensure its survival, Alitalia launched a new transatlantic route on Thursday connecting its hub at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport. The new route will be operated five times weekly during the peak summer season, dropping to…

Air Italy Inaugurates Los Angeles Service, Celebrates Long-Haul Network Growth

Air Italy has landed on the West Coast, bringing Italian style to Los Angeles from Milan and providing the only nonstop link between the two cities. The inaugural flight from Milan's Malpensa Airport arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Wednesday afternoon marking the very first West Coast flight for…

Alitalia Recovery Further Delayed with No Buyers in Sight

The solution to the never-ending saga of ailing Italian flag carrier Alitalia has been further delayed. The three commissioners now at the helm of the virtually bankrupt airline have officially communicated that the new turnaround plan, due on March 31, is going to be presented on April 30. According to…

Alitalia’s Future Back in Spotlight as easyJet Pulls Out

The future of Italian carrier Alitalia is again under the spotlight as it was announced that easyJet is withdrawing from the process seeking to secure the beleaguered airline’s future. The U.K.-based airline was part of a consortium, which included Delta Air Lines, in discussions with the Italian government’s negotiating partner…

Alitalia to Begin Flights Between Rome and Washington Dulles

Itay’s flag carrier, Alitalia will begin flights between its home in Rome Fiumicino and Washington Dulles as of May 2, 2019 with five weekly frequencies. The outbound flight AZ618 will depart Fiumicino airport at 9:30 a.m. local time, reaching Washington Dulles at 13:30 local time. The aircraft will be then departing…

Delta and easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia Alongside Italian Rail…

The administrators of bankrupt Italian airline Alitalia are considering bids from three interested parties it was revealed this week. As previously reported, the future of the carrier has been subject to continued speculation since a general election in the country earlier this year resulted in a coalition government with a…