Tagged With "Alitalia"
Hope for Europe's small "flagship" airlines
In the face of competition from Gulf-based carriers and European budget carriers, it's been hard times for the familiar "national" airlines of Europe. Some, such as Sabena and Swissair have gone under, re-emerging in other forms; some, such as...
'New' Alitalia sees new routes, livery and profits by 2017
Italy's Alitalia, long among the weakest of the European "flag" airlines (it's been within days of shutdown repeatedly) has announced a "reboot" that will mix some cost-cutting with some major change and expansion fueled by funds from Abu Dhabi-based...
Europe set to OK SkyTeam hook-up for Paris
It looks like European regulators are set to approve a joint operation covering routes between the U.S., Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. The arrangement, under scrutiny for three years, would let the airlines, all SkyTeam members, plan schedules together...
One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
Alitalia threatens to leave Rome airport
Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, where traffic has been disrupted this year by a terminal fire, electrical failures, a smoky nearby forest fire and other problems, has left thousands of passengers disgruntled and angry. ...
Pope Francis to take AAdvantage of American
Well, maybe he won't be collecting miles on his travels, but the Pope's travels from DC to New York and on to Philadelphia, and then home to Rome will be on a chartered American Airlines 777. He flew from Rome to Cuba and then to Washington on...
Ryanair hates bailouts (it didn't get one)
Ryanair, which has not received formal government support, is suing several EU governments claiming bailouts for their airlines are illegal.