Alitalia

The Alitalia Bailout Gets Complicated: Who is Now Interested in Buying Italian Flag Carrier?

The bankrupt Italian flag carrier, Alitalia has been in special administration since early last year and attempts to offload the airline onto a private investor have been anything but rapid.  Since equity investor Etihad pulled the funding plug on Alitalia…

Italian Government Wants to Own 15% of Bankrupt Flag Carrier Alitalia – Is This a Very Bad Idea?

The new populist Italian government is talking about taking a 15% stake in a relaunched Alitalia.  Apparently, Italian lawmakers haved looked at the French government’s involvement with Air France as inspiration for its plan for the heavy financial investment in…

easyJet Still Wants to Buy “Parts” of Alitalia But Will the New Italian Government Want the Loss-Making Carrier Broken Up?

What does the future hold for the loss-making Italian flag-carrier Alitalia?  Last year, when the airline fell into bankruptcy (again), many analysts expected the then Italian government to sell off the carrier – perhaps broken into different parts.  But times…

Alitalia Goes Back to Basics with New Look Uniform Designed by Alberta Ferretti

The acclaimed Italian fashion designer and dressmaker, Alberta Ferretti revealed a new, muted look for Alitalia’s customer-facing staff yesterday as she also debuted her Resort 2019 Collection at the start of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.  Alitalia described Ferretti’s uniform as…

First Glimpse of New Look Alitalia Uniform Designed by Alberta Ferretti

The insolvent Italian airline Alitalia has barely had it’s current employee uniform for two years and yet the loss-making carrier is in the midst of a massive redesign in collaboration with acclaimed designer, Alberta Ferretti.  And now we have the…

Lufthansa CEO Hints of Job Cuts at Alitalia if it Stands Any Chance of Being Saved by the German Airline

Lufthansa’s CEO, Carsten Spohr, has once again rankled Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development with demands to shrink both the number of staff and aircraft at the bankrupt Italian airline, Alitalia.  If approved, thousands of jobs could be axed at the…

Bankrupt Italian Airline, Alitalia is Getting its Second Designer Uniform in Less Than Two Years

“Today, we are the largest single shareholder (in Alitalia), with a 49% stake. What did we see in Alitalia that nobody else did?  A great brand, a great network, but a poor business in need of a new direction.”  That’s…

Etihad Might Still Make Money Out of Alitalia – The Heathrow ‘Insurance Policy’

There’s been plenty of speculation about Etihad’s relationship with failed Italian flag carrier, Alitalia recently.  On Tuesday, Alitalia filed for ‘Special Administration‘ – a form of bankruptcy, following a failed rescue bid by investors that included Etihad. For the Abu…

News Roundup – 22nd March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

A new U.S. ban on electrical devices on certain direct flights to the United States made headlines this week but that wasn’t the only airline news this week.  In Italy, the national carrier, Alitalia, announced that it was to make…

Alitalia is Hiring: Plans 500 New Cabin Crew Jobs by 2019

New cost-cutting measures at Italian flag carrier, Alitalia, have been widely reported in the last few days – but it wasn’t all bad news.  Alitalia is hiring new Cabin Crew and applications are being accepted now.  The news came as…

Alitalia Cabin Crew to Walk Out Over New Toilet Cleaning Responsibilities

Cabin crew at the Italian flag carrier, Alitalia are set to go on strike… again.  But this strike could be over an issue that would leave flight attendants from other international airlines scratching their heads with disbelief.  Alitalia staff are…