• More than 200 flights cancelled by Alitalia, walk-outs affecting travel in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, October 24, 2019

      On Friday October 25, a national strike has been planned for Italy by the staff of the national airline, Alitalia. The public servants and private sector employees are angry about low pay, pensions and working conditions. So far, more …

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  • Alitalia most punctual airline in the world in the first 5 months of 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Alitalia has become the most punctual airline in the world in the first five months of 2019 with 87.9 per cent of its flights landing on schedule as per FlightStats.  It is the authoritative U.S. independent society which every month …

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  • Flight disruptions due to Italy airport strike

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Hundreds of upcoming flights  will be cancelled because of a 24-hour coordinated strike across Italy that would involve airport and air traffic control staff.     Disputes over pay and working conditions has resulted in strike  scheduled for Tuesday. The …

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  • Italy to close airports for three months, 2.5 million passengers to be affected

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Flight operations organisation, Ops Group reported that Milan’s airport will remain closed during the summer peak next year for three months that would be affecting almost 2.5 million passengers.     Linate will have its single runway resurfaced and the …

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  • Pisa airport shut, hundreds evacuated after forest fires in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Severe forest in the area resulted in the closure of Italy’s busiest airports all day long. After the Alitalia flight took off from Pisa’s Galileo Galilei Airport shortly before 7am no plane took off since then.   More than 40 …

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  • Alitalia’s new Rome-to-Johannesburg route welcomed by O. R. Tambo International Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Alitalia returned to South Africa today after a 16-year absence when an Airbus A330 touched down at O. R. Tambo International Airport shortly after 8am.     The airline will now operate on the Rome-to-Johannesburg route four times a week …

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  • Alitalia: record number of digital check-in (56%); new release of the App

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    Alitalia’s passengers are increasingly using digital tools to travel. According to the latest data gathered by the Company, online check-in (through the Alitalia App, the website and self-service check-in kiosks at airports) has reached 56 per cent of total …

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  • easyJet and Ryanair shares rise sharply as Monarch airlines fail

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    After the collapse of Monarch Airlines, the share prices of the low-cost airlines Ryanair and easyJet rose sharply.     Immediately after the European stock markets opened, easyJet shares increased around 4 per cent, which made it one of the …

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  • Alitalia returns to Croatia after two years of absence

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    Alitalia returns to Croatia after two years of absence. The Italian airline will start two direct flights from Rome to Split (starting from  7 July) and Dubrovnik (from 23 July). Both services will be operated twice a week with Airbus …

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  • Alitalia launches TravelPass

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    Alitalia launches TravelPass, the new service for creating online a package of flights in Italy and Europe, fully customisable according to passenger needs.   TravelPass is aimed not only at small and medium-sized enterprises and professionals, but especially at those …

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  • Italy transport strike causes major travel chaos for tourists

    Published on : Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Commuters and tourists have been left stranded across Italy following the nationwide strikes. In demand for better job conditions for workers, the transport unions protested against privatization causing major harassment and travel chaos. The nationwide strike forced the cancellation of …

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  • Alitalia opens its official store on Alitrip platform

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Alitalia has opened its specialized store on Alitrip (Fliggy), one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world, in cooperation with CITS, the Airline’s General Sales Agent (GSA) in China.   Alitalia is now able to offer to Chinese passengers …

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  • Alitalia to increase Rome-São Paulo flights in 2017-18 winter season

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Alitalia will strengthen its offer between Italy and Brazil during the 2017-18 winter season, increasing its weekly non-stop flights between Rome and São Paulo from 14 to 20.   On average, around 326 thousand passengers travel between Italy and São …

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  • Alitalia returns to India

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Alitalia will return to India after a nine-year absence. On 30 October 2017, the Italian airline will inaugurate a new direct New Delhi-Rome flight, resuming service between India and Italy.   New Delhi is Alitalia’s second new intercontinental destination of …

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  • Alitalia to operate Rome-Los Angeles service also in winter season

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Alitalia is set to operate direct Rome-Los Angeles service also during the winter season.   The Italian airline has decided to extend this service, which was operated in the last years only between April and October, with three weekly frequencies …

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  • Alitalia boosts commercial agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Alitalia and Aerolineas Argentinas, partner airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance, have strengthened their commercial agreement by signing a codeshare agreement. The deal is already available for sale and will provide travellers of the two airlines with more choice and enhanced …

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  • Alitalia seeks a new buyer

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Struggling Italian air carrier Alitalia entered its second period of bankruptcy protection in a decade on Tuesday with the government approving a 600 million-euro ($650 million) bridge loan to keep the airline operating as it seeks a new buyer.   …

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  • Alitalia cancels 60% flights in Italy airport strike, causes travel unrest

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Flight passengers travelling to, from and within Italy have experienced severe delays and cancellations following the widespread strikes by aviation workers. more industrial action are planned for the end of the Easter holidays.   Alitalia staffs along with groups of …

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  • Alitalia to minimise customer inconvenience during 24-hour union strike on Wednesday 5 April

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Alitalia has already rebooked 92 per cent of its customers impacted by industrial action on Wednesday 5 April and will operate a normal schedule for six hours during a 24-hour strike called by trade unions.   A number of flights …

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