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29 Alitalia baggage handlers arrested for raiding passengers’ suitcases

Dozens of baggage handlers working for Italian airline Alitalia have been arrested in an operation to clamp down on suitcase thefts.

Alitalia names new CEO

ITALY (eTN) - The Board of Alitalia met recently and finally confirmed the name of the new CEO to be Mr.

Alitalia President meets management under new organization structure

The President of Alitalia, Roberto Colaninno, recently met with the 280 managers and executives of Alitalia's new organizational structure which has undergone the establishment of two Deputy General M

Alitalia and Berlusconi: the end of an ideal?

ITALY (eTN) - The future destiny of Alitalia (AZ) is to be decided within a few days at the end of the lock-up for the 21 Italian shareholders of Cai, the leader of Alitalia, which from then on will b

Alitalia’s gimmicks for their new strategic plan

ITALY (eTN) - A gimmick which is part of the renewal strategy in terms of product implemented by Alitalia, is to have a tablet for each passenger.

Alitalia announces opening of four new routes

ITALY (eTN) - The launch of new flights being part of the strategy of the development and growth of the international and intercontinental network are a key part of the new Business Plan of the Alital

Alitalia irked by decision on Rome-Milan route

(eTN) - Alitalia feels economically hurt by the railway competition on the very lucrative Rome-Milan route and does not agree with the authorities’ decision that the high-speed rail service would no

Alitalia – fishing for passengers

MUNICH, Germany (eTN) - With the extremely high petrol prices in Italy of nearly 2 euros per liter and raising tolls for Autostrada, Alitalia is hitting back and launching new flights from Munich to M

The integration of Blue Panorama, Wind Jet and Alitalia

The kick-off for the countdown of the integration of Blue Panorama Airlines (BPA) and Wind Jet into Alitalia has begun.

Alitalia and Blue Panorama sign MOU

The Seychelles Tourism Board has welcomed the news published in Air Transport News where it was conformed that the Board of Directors of Alitalia–Compagnia Aerea Italiana has given the green light t

Delta, Air France KLM and Alitalia to cut transatlantic capacity

ATLANTA, PARIS and ROME - The members of the leading transatlantic joint venture – Delta Air Lines, Air France KLM and Alitalia – today announced a year-over-year 7 to 9 percent reduction in trans

SkyBonus becomes official program for Delta, Air France, KLM and Alitalia...

AMSTERDAM, ATLANTA, PARIS and ROME - Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, and Alitalia today reached another significant milestone as trans-Atlantic joint-venture partners as they launched SkyBonus as th

Alitalia receives Best Airline Cuisine award

NEW YORK - Alitalia, Italy's largest airline, has taken Italian cuisine to new heights this year and has been awarded "Best Airline Cuisine" by the readers of Global Traveler magazine.

Alitalia adds South African sales representation

Alitalia's international sales and marketing efforts in South Africa have been outsourced to Discover the World Marketing beginning Nov. 1, 2011.

Alitalia partners with Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines in...

(eTN) - Alitalia, Italy's leading airline, announced in Rome on Tuesday, July 6, that it has joined the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines as a member of the airline industry's “leading trans-

Aviation news: Alitalia joins Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines in...

Italian carrier Alitalia will join an Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines joint venture that shares revenues and costs on transatlantic routes, giving the alliance access to Europe's third biggest mark

Alitalia wants to dominate in Milan

Alitalia Group intends to strengthen its position at both Milan Linate and Malpensa with a three-year development plan calling for a "dual-brand and customer hub model" at MXP, including a repositioni

Alitalia still flies high

Heidi Zech takes a photo while flying from Munich to Rome in November 2009 on beleaguered airline Alitalia. Despite its many woes, the airline remains resilient and is very much still in business.

Lufthansa turns to Milan home carrier

Alitalia reducing its presence in the Milan market is viewed by German carrier Lufthansa as one of the best opportunities to further gain its market shares in Europe.

First strike hits new Alitalia

ROME — A union representing flight attendants, ground workers and pilots was staging the first strike against the new Alitalia on Monday, a week after the privatized airline took off.

Air France to Buy 25% of Alitalia for EU323 Million

Air France-KLM Group, Europe’s biggest airline, agreed to pay 323 million euros ($432 million) for 25 percent of Alitalia SpA, beating Deutsche Lufthansa AG for a stake in the reorganized Italian ca

Alitalia stays on life support

2008 brought many surprises to investors, from the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings to the bailouts in the ailing car industry.

War is raging among carriers over control of European skies

Air France-KLM on December 11 lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission regarding the conditions under which Lufthansa intends to takeover the Austrian flag carrier Austrian Airlines.

Middle East carriers join in on Ryanair’s Alitalia spoils

After Ryanair has announced seven new international as well as four new domestic flight routes from Bologna last month, it is now Emirates and Etihad’s turn to grab choice pieces from Alitalia’s i

Alitalia suitor Lufthansa sets up Italian airline

MALPENSA AIRPORT, Italy (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa will set up its own Italian airline early next year, even as it courts Alitalia, as the battle to make inroads into the lucrative Italian a

Alitalia ordered to pay back loan

The European Commission has told Italy's bankrupt national airline, Alitalia, to repay a 300m-euro ($380m; £247m) loan to the Italian government.

Alitalia workers to strike November 25

ROME — Unions for Alitalia pilots and flight attendants have called a strike for Nov. 25.

Alitalia buyers confident of relaunch by December

MILAN - Investors bidding for Italian airline Alitalia are confident they can relaunch it by December 1 even though its pilots and flight attendants still reject the deal.

Ryanair wants Alitalia’s pasta

While the CAI investors, İtalian government, Alitala’s major unions and others might or might not join the party jostled for best position on the new airline, the low-cost carrier Ryanair started t

Battle for alliance with Alitalia grows more intense

ROME: Alitalia, which nearly collapsed last month, has become the unlikely object of a deepening French-German struggle for an alliance even as an Italian government rescue of the airline runs into ne