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ITA Prepares To Bid For Alitalia’s Brand

The change of the guard between the historic Alitalia and the newly created ITA as Italian flag carrier is less than a month away, but the situation is far from defined. Alitalia is going through its bankruptcy procedure and will stop flying on Oct. 15; on the same date, the new state-owned carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will take over some of its routes and will begin its adventure with 52 aircraft and 2,800 employees, putting it at roughly half…

‘Old Alitalia’ Prepares for Closure As ITA Gets Ready for…

Ahead of a recently announced first flight scheduled for Oct. 15, future Italian flag carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo, better known as ITA, officially began ticket sales yesterday. The "new Alitalia" will effectively replace ticket sales of the old company, which has been undergoing bankruptcy procedures since 2017. The purchase of…

“New Alitalia” Set To Obtain AOC, Begin Ticket Sales

The time may have come to say goodbye to Alitalia. The new state-owned company created by the Italian government to replace the chronically money-losing Alitalia is now taking shape and is on track to obtain its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) during the week, and after then it will be possible…