Alitalia News Stories

EasyJet Drops Out Of Alitalia Investment Talks

March 18, 2019

UK airline easyJet has withdrawn from discussions with Delta and the Italian rail company Ferrovie to invest in Alitalia.


Alitalia Introduces New Crew Uniforms

June 18, 2018

Alitalia has unveiled its new crew uniforms by designer Alberta Ferretti at the beginning of Milan Men's Fashion Week.


Meridiana Rebrands As Air Italy To Tackle Alitalia

February 19, 2018

Italian airline Meridiana, minority owned by Qatar Airways, is rebranding as Air Italy as it moves to take on ailing national carrier Alitalia.


Lufthansa, easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia

October 16, 2017

Alitalia has received bids from seven parties interested in acquiring all or parts of the failing Italian airline.


Italy Extends Alitalia Loan To USD$1 Billion

October 13, 2017

Italy will lend Alitalia another EUR€300 million (USD$355 million) as it continues its search for a buyer for the heavily loss-making airline.



Alitalia Delays Offer Deadline

September 21, 2017

Alitalia will give parties interested in making an offer for the Italian airline an extension to the deadline for the submission of bids.


Etihad Impairments Push It To Huge Loss

July 27, 2017

Etihad Airways announced a loss of USD$1.87 billion for 2016 as impairment charges on aircraft and financial exposure to equity partners contributed to the loss.


British Airways Flights, Italy Strike Update

May 28, 2017

British Airways said it will operate the majority of its flights on Sunday, as the airline recovers from Saturday’s major IT system failure.


Italy ATC, Some Alitalia Workers Call Sunday Strikes

May 24, 2017

Strikes by Italian air traffic controllers and some Alitalia staff on Sunday May 28 are expected to cause delays and some flight cancellations.


Alitalia In Administration, Govt. Approves Loan

May 2, 2017

Alitalia has applied for special administration after employees last month voted to reject the airline’s latest rescue plan.