Whats wrong with Alitalia?

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The European Commission gave the green light to the €1.35 billion injection Italy will make in ITA for its creation, because it considers that this support complies with market rules and does not involve State aid.

Alitalia is finally closing after Italy has struggled to find investors to save the bankrupt airline placed under state administration in 2017. The situation has been worsened by the pandemic that grounded flights around the world for months.

The Italian newspaper ‘Corriere Della Sera’ estimates that there are about 250,000 people due to fly with Alitalia after October 15, so the Italian government has made available a fund of €100 million, which will be earmarked for refunds and relocation of tickets in other companies.

It also expects that ITA, with the participation of the Italian State, “will not play with the rights of its passengers and, in the cases provided for in the applicable European regulations, will agree to compensate the rights of its customers within the established deadlines”.

Which company replaces Alitalia?

The Italian National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) issued on August 18, 2021 the Air Operator’s Certificate (COA) and the Air Transport Operating License to Italy Transport Air (ITA), successor of Alitalia.

What is happening with Alitalia?

The company through which the popes of Rome have made 169 trips around the world will give way to a new flag carrier: Italia Transporte Aereo (ITA), which will have 52 aircraft and 3,000 of Alitalia’s 11 employees.

When did Alitalia stop flying?

The new airline will start its first operations with 52 aircraft, the result of an offer made to Alitalia’s extraordinary administration, and the fleet is expected to increase to 78 aircraft by 2022 and to 105 by the end of 2025.

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Alitalia S.A.I. operated services to 28 domestic and 70 international destinations in 50 countries in Africa, America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Its fleet operated under five different AOCs due to CAI’s origins: Alitalia-CAI (Alitalia) [IATA Code AZ], Alitalia CityLiner (former Air One CityLiner) [IATA Code CT], CAI-First (former Alitalia Express) [IATA Code XM], Air One [IATA Code AP] and the CAI-Second (former Volare Airlines) [IATA Code VE].

On August 26, 2008, a group of Italian entrepreneurs, together with Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Italy’s largest banks, founded Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) with the aim of buying the brand and some of the assets of bankrupt Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane and combining these with Air One, its main competitor in Italy. Only the Alitalia brand would be retained for the new merged company.[4] On October 30, 2008, the CAF announced the merger of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane and Air One.

On October 30, 2008 CAI offered €1.1 billion to acquire part of the bankrupt airline. The offer was submitted to Alitalia’s bankruptcy trustee despite the refusal of some pilots and cabin crew unions to the rescue plan. The bankruptcy trustee and the Italian government, Alitalia’s main shareholder, accepted CAI’s offer on November 19, 2008. Alitalia’s profitable assets were ceded to CAI on December 12, 2008 after payment of €1,052,000,000,000 (US$1.33 billion), consisting of €427 million in cash and the assumption of liabilities for €625 million in Alitalia debt.[5] Alitalia airline ticket.

Who is buying Alitalia?

Italia Transporte Aéreo (ITA) has been awarded the brand of the historic Italian flag carrier for 90 million euros. The news was announced on the same day that the government of the transalpine country dated its demise.

When does ITA start flying?

The first flight between Rome and New York will start on November 4, 2021 with six weekly frequencies increasing to ten weekly frequencies by the end of 2021 and up to 14 weekly frequencies during the Christmas vacations, from December 20 to January 9, 2022.

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What is Alitalia called now?

Goodbye Alitalia and hello to ITA Airways, the new Italian flag carrier that replaces the historic company just at a time when the travel sector is still reeling from the coronavirus crisis and low-cost rivals are targeting its domestic market in a bid to lure passengers.

Alitalia news

The ITA airline, which replaces the historical Alitalia, will start flying from October 15. Which destinations it will fly to and where to buy tickets are the first questions of passengers. Some of them have already been answered and others will be revealed as the months go by.

Intercontinental flights to New York, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles are already on sale. The first flight between Rome and New York will start on November 4, 2021 with six weekly frequencies that will increase to ten weekly frequencies by the end of 2021 and up to 14 weekly frequencies during the Christmas vacations, from December 20 to January 9, 2022.

When is Alitalia coming back to Argentina?

As of December 21, Alitalia will once again operate flights between Italy and Argentina.

When do Alitalia flights to Buenos Aires start?

Depending on the destination, they will start flying in October 2,021, March 2,022 or August 2,022.

What about Alitalia vouchers?

Neither will they be able to exchange the tickets for vouchers in dollars, an option offered by the company until a few months ago. In order to obtain the refund, passengers who purchased their tickets on Alitalia’s web site must make the cancellation through this channel.

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In a statement released these days, the company has pointed out the alternatives available to travelers who had already purchased a ticket to fly after October 15. They are to change the date or request a full refund.

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Date change of flights at no costThe change of date for a flight before October 15 in the same destination will be free of charge. This may involve a change of itinerary to reach or return from the destination.

If you also choose to change the destination you may incur an increase in cost if the flight price is higher. In case it is cheaper, there will be no refund of the difference. It is also not possible to change an international flight for a domestic flight and vice versa.

The airline will finally close after Italy has struggled to find investors to save the bankrupt airline, placed under state administration in 2017 and which has received millions in aid. The situation has been worsened by the pandemic that grounded flights around the world for months.