Amid Internal Tensions, ITA Airways Board Removes its Executive President

In a brief statement this Thursday, ITA Airways' -- the Italian State-owned airline that is the effective successor of Alitalia -- confirmed that the company's Executive President, Alfredo Altavilla, was stripped of "all [of its] powers" in the airline by the airline's board of directors. Altavilla had been running the…

ITA Airways, One Year of Flight Operations

ITA Airways, Italy's national airline, was founded on June 29, 2020, by the government of President Giuseppe Conte, 100% public society (property of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance) with Francesco Caio as chairman and Fabio Lazzerini (former Alitalia manager) as CEO.  October 14, 2021, marked the end of…

ITA Airways Heading Towards Privatization

In recent days, consultants from the Italian government's ministry have been sorting out draft contracts for the final sale of Italy's national airline, ITA Airways. As already known, it had been announced on Aug. 31 that it had been chosen by the Italian government to go ahead with an exclusive…

ITA Airways’ Airbus A350 Draws Crowd During Italian Grand Prix…

An Airbus A350-900 from Italy's national airline, ITA Airways, flew over the skies of Monza on Sunday for its first flight. After dedicating its first Airbus A350s to Valentino Rossi, Marcello Lippi, Roberto Baggio and Enzo Bearzot, the latest arrival was dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Scuderia Ferrari…

A New Perimeter Rule for Milan’s Linate Airport

After over 20 years of limitations that prevented any flights to destinations outside of the E.U., Milan’s Forlanini Airport located in the suburb town of Linate will be subject to a new regulation imposing a perimeter rule similar to those regulating traffic at New York La Guardia and Washington National.…

ITA Airways Privatization Hits Road Bumps

Potential buyers for Italian flag carrier ITA Airways want more information about the carrier's business plan and have sent the company more than 200 questions about the airline's future as it continues to look toward a future away from government ownership. However, the airline's president, Alfredo Altavilla, remains confident that…

ITA Airways Continues Upward Passenger Trend As It Prepares for…

ITA Airways shared that on May 20 the fledging airline carried 30,000 passengers on a single day for the first time since the start of its operations last Oct. 15, 2021. The airline still sits a long way from the approximately 80,000 passengers per day that the former Italian flag…

ITA Airways Participates In SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge

ITA Airways, the Italian national airline, will participate in the Sustainable Flight Challenge organized by the SkyTeam alliance. ITA Airways, joined SkyTeam on Oct. 29, 2021, continuing the tradition of the former Italian flag carrier, Alitalia (which joined in 2001 as one of the first members). SkyTeam, founded on June…

ITA Airways Focuses on Urban Air Mobility

ITA Airways has become the first Italian company to join the ENAC project to help people with autism familiarize with air travel in all its stages, from arrival at the airport, to check-in, to staying on the plane and up to the arrival stopover. This ENAC project, started in 2015,…