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Analysis: Potential Options for Struggling Alitalia

On May 2, 2017, Alitalia announced that they had entered administration, and the action was formally approved by their stakeholders and the Italian government. This is the carrier's third bankruptcy, and it follows a vote in which 67% of workers rejected a restructuring plan. Given the current circumstances, it's important to examine several opportunities for the struggling Italian carrier. Potential Bankruptcy One option for Alitalia, which is unlikely but possible, could be complete bankruptcy in which the airline ceases to exist…

Alitalia Goes Bankrupt for the Third Time: Is This the…

On Tuesday, Alitalia announced that they have gone into administration following staggering losses within the carrier. The move to go into administration was formally approved by the Italian government and Alitalia shareholders. The Italian government is expected to give the airline 600 million Euros to continue operating flights while a…

Alitalia Continues Chase for Air Malta Acquisition

Alitalia is continuing their chase for a 49% stake in Air Malta after local Maltese media have reported that the Italian carrier is to propose a four-year business plan to the government, outlining Alitalia's vision for Air Malta between 2016 and 2020. The plan, which is yet to be officially published,…

Alitalia to Return to China With Service to Beijing

Italy's flag carrier, Alitalia, announced it will resume service to China in July 2016. Alitalia will begin a nonstop flight between Rome-Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) and Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK) on July 18, 2016. This will be Alitalia's third new international route for 2016, following Santiago, Chile and Mexico City,…

Alitalia Shows Off a Full-Fledged Redesign 

Today, Alitalia announced unveiled their rebranded business model. The new rebrand features a slightly-altered livery and cabin redesign. They will also update cabin crew uniforms and introduce up to seven new aircraft to the fleet. The rebrand will provide a fresh look for a design that has remained mostly unchanged…

Alitalia Begins Its Much Needed Refreshing Process

Just yesterday, Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, announced it would end its partnership with Air France - KLM. While most may regard this as a rejection by the bigger carriers for not seeing Alitalia as a viable partner, this is one of many steps Alitalia has taken since its…

Etihad Airways Continues It’s Unique Growth Strategy of Co-Ventures

While many have watched in recent years how the Middle Eastern carriers, including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Airways have grown dramatically, Etihad has pursued and succeeded in a unique growth strategy of co-ventures around the world. Founded in July 2003 by the government of the United Arab Emirates,…

Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

This morning in Rome, struggling Italian carrier, Alitalia, announced major changes to the airline. The changes include changes to the fleet, a new branding, and many new routes. The changes were announced with Alitalia partner, Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad purchased a 49% stake in Alitalia last…