Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Alitalia have announced plans to cut their transatlantic services from autumn against a backdrop of rising fuel prices and excess capacity. The reductions are likely to push fares higher and leave passengers with fewer choices.
A man has been arrested on an Alitalia flight from Paris to Rome after brandishing a knife at cabin crew and demanding the plane divert to Tripoli, Libya. The suspected, believed to be from Kazakhstani, was handed to police as flight AZ329 landed at Fiumicino airport in Rome earlier.
Embraer has signed a deal with Italian flag-carrier Alitalia for the delivery 20 jets through a lease structure to be arranged by third parties. A total of 15 Embraer 175 and 5 Embraer 190 jets are included in the terms of the arrangement.
e.Digital, a leading innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, announced today that it has entered into a new eVU sales and services agreement with Alitalia.
Alitalia and Amadeus a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announce they have signed a full content contract which runs until the end of 2013.
Jet Airways has announced that it will commence daily non-stop flights from Milano Malpensa to New Delhi from 5 December 2010 in code share with Alitalia, making Milan the 24th international destination on Jet Airways’ network.
Italian flag-carrier Alitalia has joined a trans-Atlantic venture with Air France-KLM and Delta Airlines. With the addition of the rejuvenated Italian carrier the venture now represents approximately 26 per cent of total trans-Atlantic capacity – with 250 flights and approximately 55,000 seats each day.
In a landmark hearing, judges at Europe’s highest court have ruled that passengers must be compensated if an airline cancels a flight for technical reasons, unless “extraordinary” events are to blame.The judgment at the European Court of Justice means that airlines will no longer be able to use routine technical problems as an excuse for trying to avoid their legal obligation to passengers.
Alitalia is selling its prized, multimillion-pound art collection to help to reduce crippling debts, as it prepares for a relaunch next month under new ownership. The collection of modern art includes works from the likes of Salvador Dali, Giorgio De Chirico and Giacomo Balla, as well as sculptures by Giacomo Manzu and Mario Ceroli.
Italian newspapers reported that eight weeks of exclusive talks between Air France-KLM and Alitalia for the sale of the ailing Italian airline will start Wednesday.
Northwest Airlines, Alitalia Italian Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced today that Alitalia will join the Northwest/KLM trans-Atlantic joint venture. The three airlines made the announcement at the signing of a Commercial Cooperation & Integration Agreement and an Alliance Coordination Agreement held at the Rainbow Room in New York.
Alitalia, in respect of the negative decision taken today by the European Commission on the transfer of most airline activities from Linate to the newly constructed Malpensa airport by October 25, informs as follows: