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Alitalia is a member of SkyTeam
Average age of aircraft - 12.1 yrs, according to www.airfleets.net 06/01/18
Alitalia is reported to have the following aircraft fleet:
22 Airbus A319 100
38 Airbus A320 200
12 Airbus A321 100
14 Airbus A330 200
12 Boeing 777 200ER
Alitalia, the national airline of Italy, is based at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport with a hub at Malpensa International Airport, Milan.
The airline started flying passengers in 1947 with the first International flight the following year.
By the 1990?s Alitalia was carrying but has struggled financially in the 2000s.
At the end of 2006 the airline was 49% owned by the Italian governement which is looking to bring in new investment and reduce that share in 2007.
Alitalia went through troubled times in 2008 when a buyer was sought, though perspective buyers failed to get agreements with the unions over cut backs. In October 2008 unions made agreements that would allow investments to take place.
Alitalia was relaunched in 2009, having also acquired Air One (Italy number 2 airline at the time) with 25% of ownership going to Air France-KLM.
In 2010, the Alitalia subsidiary, Air One, was relaunched as a low cost airline.
In mid 2014 it was announced that the Abu Dhabi-based airline, Etihad, had agreed to take a 49% share in Alitalia, subject to regulatory approval.
Alitalia carried 24.0 million passengers in 2013, a slight decrease compared to the previous year. Alitalia is the 11th busiest airline in Europe.
13/01/09 A New Beginning for Alitalia Pleases Some
The Italian flag carrier, Alitalia, having been in financial trouble for some time, has a new beginning, with Air France/KLM taking a 25 stake. The new Alitalia, owned by a grou...More
03/10/08 Alitalia Looks set to Survive
It has been reported that the last of the unions involved in negotiations at the Italian airline, Alitalia, have now agreed on the cuts that will be necessary to secure the investm...More