Category Archives: Alitalia (3rd)

Avianca Brazil and Alitalia announce a code-share agreement

First Stretched Triple Seven, delivered on September 1, 2017

Avianca Brazil and Alitalia have announce the implementation of a code-share agreement.

At first, with its “AZ” code, the Italian airline will sell air tickets to its partner destinations in Brazil, significantly increasing its penetration in the market.

The shared network will include 21 national and international destinations in connection with Alitalia services to/from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: Brasilia, Cuiabá, Campo Grande, Belem, Belo Horizonte (Confins), Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, João Pessoa, Maceió, Natal, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo, Vitória, and Santiago, Chile, as an international destination. Sales are already available for travels from  July 3.

The agreement will expand the offer and connectivity for travelers arriving in the country with the Italian airline. Among other facilities, Alitalia customers will be able to fly to the desired destination in Brazil with a unique ticket, checking-in once at the departure airport for the entire journey, and collecting the checked baggage at the end of their trip in the arrival airport.

Currently, Avianca Brazil serves 25 domestic and four destinations abroad, with 282 daily departures, using 55 Airbus aircraft – the youngest fleet in the Americas. Alitalia, on the other hand, is the leading Italian airline and offers 18 weekly frequencies between Italy and Brazil, 11 on the Rome-São Paulo route and 7 weekly frequencies on the Rome-Rio de Janeiro route.

 

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the two airlines): Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Boeing 777-3Q8 ER EI-WLA (msn 35783) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 941779.

Alitalia aircraft slide show:

Avianca Brazil aircraft slide show:

Bottom Copyright Photo: Avianca (Brazil) (OceanAir Linhas Aereas) Airbus A330-243 PR-OCK (msn 1508) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104595.

Avianca (Brazil) (OceanAir Linhas Aereas) Airbus A330-243 PR-OCK (msn 1508) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104595.

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Alberta Ferretti unveils the new Alitalia uniforms

Alitalia has made this announcement:

Alberta Ferretti unveils the new Alitalia uniforms. The collection was presented today, on the occasion of her Resort 2019 and Limited Edition show, and signaled the opening of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Alberta Ferretti has created a new uniform that is timeless and elegant, dedicated to the Italian airline’s land personnel and inflight crew, including a suit for men and a skirt suit and dress for women. The pieces are created in a seasonless lightweight fine gauge blue wool that is breathable to ensure comfort and allow movement during flights and all airport activities. The clothes are customized with satin gold buttons engraved with the “A” for Alitalia, and the women’s jackets are marked at the waist with a gros-gain ribbon in the Italian tricolor of the flag.

The outerwear includes raincoats made of cotton and waterproof nylon, for both men and women, finished with a removable lightly quilted lining.

The look includes cotton poplin blouses with pocket detail, foulards and ties in matching silk twill, leather gloves and wool knitwear. For the in-flight crew, Ferretti designed a vest and an Alitalia logoed jacquard apron style dress.

The new Alitalia collection stems from the need to meet the numerous requests coming from the operating personnel, with the objective of improving the quality of work of those who wear them daily. The uniforms combine both practicality and elegance to guarantee the ground personnel and the inflight crew comfort and well-being for all work occassions and through every season. With this in mind, the uniforms designed by Alberta Ferretti have been studied and designed while taking Alitalia’s staff’s advice and suggestions into consideration.

“The idea of bringing creativity, elegance and the quality of our country around the world, aboard Alitalia, makes me very proud. I am happy to present this project during Milan Fashion Week in the prestigious official space of the Palazzo Reale in Piazza del Duomo”, says designer Alberta Ferretti.

“The collaboration with Alberta Ferretti brings prestige to Alitalia. The new uniforms represent the work of thousands of coworkers and colleagues who perform the very crucial of ensuring that passengers experience unique and high quality travel everyday. For this reason, we deem it necessary to guarantee the utmost comfort and well-being during their daily activities”, states Fabio Maria Lazzerini, Chief Commercial Officer and Revenue Management of Alitalia.

Photos: Alitalia.

Alitalia to add the Milan Linate – Geneva route

Alitalia CityLiner Embraer ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175)  EI-RDF (msn 17000337) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 942234.

Alitalia will add Alitalia CityLiner Embraer 175 daily service between Milan (Linate) and Geneva starting on September 3, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia CityLiner Embraer ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175) EI-RDF (msn 17000337) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 942234.

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Alitalia to drop the Rome – Beijing route

Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

Alitalia (Rome), as part of its cost-cutting strategy, will drop the underperforming Rome (Fiumicino) – Beijing route on March 25. The route is currently being operated four days a week with Airbus A330-200 aircraft according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

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From Reuters: Lufthansa CEO calls for significant cuts at Alitalia

Alitalia's 1960 retrojet

According to a report by Reuters, Lufthansa envisions a need for a significant restructuring at Alitalia before it will entertain a bid for the ailing flag carrier of Italy.

According to Reuters, Lufthansa’s CEO Carsten Spohr stated in a letter to Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda that a “New Alitalia” would be much smaller in size as relating to staff and its fleet if the Lufthansa Group took control of the airline.

Read the FULL REPORT.

The Italian government and Alitalia have not commented on the report.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia (2nd) (Compagnie Aerea Italiana) Airbus A321-112 EI-IXI (msn 494) (1960 logojet) LHR (SPA). Image: 924757.

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Air France-KLM deny reports they have made an offer to take over Alitalia

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today (January 13, 2018) issued this following statement:

The Air France-KLM group would like to confirm that it has taken no part in the process launched by the Italian authorities to take over Alitalia.

As such, the group has not had access to any confidential information.

Air France-KLM denies having made an offer to take over Alitalia.

Photo: Air France-KLM.

Alitalia to add two new routes from Palermo

Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A319-112 EI-IML (msn 2127) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935812.

Alitalia is planning to add two new routes from Palermo starting on June 1, 2018 according to Airline Route. The carrier will add daily Airbus A319 domestic service from Palermo to both Bologna and Venice.

The carrier is also adding seasonal weekly service from Milan (Linate) to Stockholm (Arlanda) on May 12, 2018.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A319-112 EI-IML (msn 2127) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935812.