Tag: Alitalia

Turbulence Injures 3 Cabin Crew on Alitalia Boeing 777 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Alitalia Boeing 777-200, performing flight AZ-784 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 242 passengers and 14 crew, was descending towards Tokyo when the aircraft encountered turbulence. The fasten seat belts signs were illuminated at that time. Three of the flight attendants who were still working to prepare the cabin for the […]

Alitalia: Gloomy Future After easyJet Quits Rescue Talks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, is again facing uncertain future after easyJet has pulled out of rescue talks and given up its interest in the Italian airline. Alitalia has been experiencing turbulence since 2017, when it went into administration after the employees of the airline voted against cutting jobs and salaries that was vital […]

Most Punctual Airline in the World in February?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alitalia has ranked most punctual airline in the world in February 2019 with 90.12 per cent of flights landed on schedule, according to the report published by FlightStats, the authoritative US independent society which every month drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance, comparing the data of equivalent airlines […]

Alitalia Boeing 777-200 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Alitalia Boeing 777-200, performing flight from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 293 people on board, was enroute when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine down. The aircraft drifted down and diverted to Sapporo (Japan), for a safe landing about 80 minutes later. Japan’s Ministry of Transport reported the […]

Lufthansa Submits €500m Bid for Ailing Alitalia

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the German airline Lufthansa has offered €500 million (US$590) for the ailing Italian flag-carrying airline, Alitalia. It is understood that the offer is for the planes, airport runway slots, and air crew. However, it is believed that Lufthansa’s intention will be to reduce the 12,000-strong workforce by half, […]

Rome Extends €300mn in Added Funding to Alitalia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Italian government has extended a further EUR300 million (USD354.64 million) in funding to bankrupt Alitalia and its Alitalia CityLiner unit. An official gazette issued on Friday, October 13, said the funding would add to a EUR600 million euro (USD655 million) bridging loan extended to the carrier in May this year. The due date on […]

Ryanair Pulls Out Of Alitalia Race

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has announced its immediate withdrawal from the race to secure Alitalia following recent serious disruptions to its operations. The Irish LCC said in a statement issued on Wednesday, September 27, that in order to fully rectify the chaos caused by the re-rostering of flight crews’ leave, it had decided to remove all distractions to […]

Air Berlin Set To Axe Alitalia Wet-Lease

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the ongoing rationalization of its operations, Air Berlin will shortly discontinue a wet-lease agreement with fellow Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia. At present, the bankrupt Italian carrier operates two A320-200s – EI-DSX (msn 3643) and EI-DSZ (msn 3695) – for the bankrupt German carrier on flights from Berlin Tegel to each of […]

Ryanair Eyes Up 90 Alitalia Planes And Their Routes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, announced on Thursday, August 31, that the low-cost carrier intends to bid for 90 of Alitalia’s planes and associated routes. Although it has indicated that it intends to operate the planes with existing cabin crew and staff, some redundancies and aircraft lease restructuring will likely be required. Alitalia has been […]

Etihad’s CEO Hunt Nearly Over

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways Group is getting to set to name its new CEO within the next few months, according to a statement by the company. “The successful candidate is expected to start no later than the beginning of 2018,” the statement read. Former Etihad CEO James Hogan departed from the company in May, with Ray Gammel […]