Introduction to Alitalia
Alitalia is Italy's national airline and flag carrier. The company has its head office in Fiumincino, Rome, Italy. Its main hub is Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumincino Airport, Rome, and a secondary in Linate Airport, Milan. Other focus airports are Catania - Fontanarossa Airport, Milan - Mapensa Airport, Palermo Airport and Naples Airport.
In 2014, it was the eleventh largest airline in Europe. The name 'Alitalia' is an Italian portmanteau of the words Ali (wings) and Italia (Italy).
The company currently operates a fleet of around 100 aircraft to desinations throughout Europe and worldwide.
A weekly round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry as airlines and airports begin to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
- Alitalia asked to rethink relaunch plan
- Alitalia plans big route boost in June
- European airlines set out network restoration plans
- COVID-19: Europe market update (w/e April 19)
- OPINION: Aviation is being reshaped, and governments are in control
- Route analysis: FRA-YYC, FCO-SCL, ONT-SEA