Italian ITA Airways and Colombian Avianca sign codeshare agreement

Avianca and ITA Airways, the Italian airline heir to Alitalia, have signed a codeshare agreement to connect their respective networks on both sides of the Atlantic through Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Miami, and Rome. The agreement will come into effect on October 31 and will allow Avianca passengers to fly between…

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…

Italian Government Chooses Certares, Delta, Air France-KLM to Take Over…

The future of ITA Airways, the airline created by the Italian state to succeed Alitalia, will finally be in the hands of the consortium formed by private capital firm Certares, Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM, after it was announced on Aug. 31 that it was chosen by the government…

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’ First Airbus A350 is Ready to begin Service

ITA Airways, Italy's national airline, has painted the first Airbus A350 in its fleet. As it was already confirmed in January 2022 that the Airbus A350s that will join the ITA Airways fleet starting from June 2022 are the ones that previously belonged to the Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines. The planes…

Newborn Italian National Airline Heads Toward Privatization

The Italian government recently approved the decree for a new path to be taken by the newly formed Italian national airline, ITA Airways. Currently, the airline is 100% owned by the Italian state, specifically the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. However, the future of ITA Airways will be privatization.…

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…

ITA Airways Eyes Likely Agreement with Lufthansa As Delta Watches…

Though its operations first started less than three months ago, ITA Airways has become an airline of great interest both in its home country and around the world. The fact that it is the Italian national airline is a strategic factor both for the company itself and for other European…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2021

Undoubtedly, 2021 was another historic year for the aviation industry. On a global scale, airlines continued to fly through turbulent times as the Covid-19 pandemic dragged on and new variants arose. With vaccine availability increasing around the world, the industry slowly blossomed: countries loosened restrictions, opened borders and once again…