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|Founded||22 August 2008|
|Commenced operations||13 January 2009|
|Hubs||Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport|
|Frequent flyer program||MilleMiglia|
|Member lounge||Club Freccia Alata|
Welcome Air One
Sky Team Elite
|Fleet size||149 (+54 orders and 45 options)|
|Parent company||Compagnia Aerea Italiana (75%)|
Air France-KLM (25%)
|Key people||Roberto Colaninno (Chairman)|
Rocco Sabelli (CEO)
Alitalia — Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. (Italian for Alitalia - Italian Air Company), operating as Alitalia, is an Italian airline, which took over the name, the landing rights, many planes and some other assets from the liquidation process of the old Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane and the entire Air One. The company has its head office in Rome, Italy. Their main hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome.
Headquartered in Rome, it operates services to 25 domestic and 48 international destinations in 37 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Alitalia is the world's 19th largest passenger airline by fleet size.
On 26 August 2008 a group of Italian entrepreneurs along with Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the major Italian banks, founded Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) with the aim of buying the trademark and some of the assets of the bankrupt Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane and to merge these with Air One, another Italian carrier.
On 30 October 2008 CAI offered €1,100 million to acquire parts of the bankrupt airline. The offer was submitted to Alitalia's bankruptcy administrator despite refusal by some pilots and flight attendants' unions to agree to the rescue plan. The bankruptcy administrator and the Italian government, major shareholder of Alitalia, agreed to CAI's offer on 19 November 2008. Alitalia's profitable assets were transferred to CAI on 12 December 2008 after CAI paid €1.052 billion ($1.33 billion), consisting of €427 million in cash and the assumption of responsibility for €625 million in Alitalia debt. CAI then bought Air One as well and adopted the Alitalia trademark for the merged company. On 13 January 2009 the new Alitalia re-launched operations.
Air France-KLM shares
On 12 January 2009 the owners of Compagnia Aerea Italiana sold 25% of the company's shares to Air France-KLM for €322 million. Air France-KLM also obtained an option, subject to certain conditions, to purchase additional shares after 2013. The French as well as the Italian boards agreed to the sale.
Finance and load factors
Second quarter results show Alitalia with an increase in load factors rising from 51% to 65%, a 14% increase. 
In the first quarter of 2009, Alitalia announced they had lost €210 million, but in the second quarter they said they had lost €63 million, which shows a decrease in losses.
On 29 July 2009, Alitalia released financial report for their first 6 months of operations. Alitalia is the largest domestic airline in Italy, and the third airline for international flights from/to Italy.
Alitalia serves 74 destinations, 25 domestic and 49 international, in 37 countries (at November 2009).
Incidents & Accidents
Although no major incidents or accidents have occured since Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. took over Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane, several such occurences have occured during the Airline's previous history.
(Business or Magnifica*/Economy)
|Airbus A319-112||12||0||0||126 (variable C/Y seating)||12 - Alitalia|
|Airbus A320-214||13||0||0||153 (variable C/Y seating)||11 - Alitalia|
2 - Volare Airlines
|Airbus A320-216||35||30||25||165 (variable C/Y seating)||Deliveries to continue until June 2010||20 - Alitalia|
15 - Air One
|Airbus A321-112||23||0||0||187 (variable C/Y seating)||23 - Alitalia|
|Airbus A330-202||2||0||0||275 (20/255)||2- Alitalia|
|Airbus A330-203||0||12||8||239 (38/201)||Entry into service: June 2010||Alitalia|
|Airbus A350-800||0||12||12||287 (??/???)||Entry into service: 2014||Alitalia|
|Boeing 737-300||1||0||0||148 (0/148)||Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320||1 - Air One|
|Boeing 737-400||12||0||0||162 (0/162)||Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320||12 - Air One|
|Boeing 767-300ER||6||0||0||232 (20/212)||Replacement aircraft: Airbus A330-200||5 - Alitalia|
1 - SkyTeam
|Boeing 777-200ER||10||0||0||291 (42/249)||4 leased from GECAS||10 - Alitalia|
|Bombardier CRJ-900||10||0||0||90 (0/90)||10 - Air One CityLiner|
|Embraer E-170||6||0||0||72 (0/72)||6 - Alitalia Express|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||19||0||0||141 (variable C/Y seating)|
|Being phased out|
Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320
|19 - Alitalia|
|Total||149||54||45||Last updated: 6 January 2010||102 - Alitalia|
1 - SkyTeam
6 - Alitalia Express
28 - Air One
10 - Air One CityLiner
2 - Volare Airlines
*Note: Magnifica is the name of the Business Class offered on wide-body aircraft
- On 17 March 2009, Alitalia received its first new aircraft since the merger with Air One, the aircraft was an Airbus A320-216 (EI-DTB).
- In May 2009, Alitalia painted one of their Boeing 767-300ER (EI-DBP) in a special SkyTeam livery.
Club Magnifica enhancement
Starting in November 2009, Alitalia will begin to upgrade their Club Magnifica class on all aircraft. The upgrade will consist of:
- New catering (regionally focused, including a new selected wine and spumante list which changes every month and in consultation with Italian Sommelier Association)
- New blankets / duvets / cushions / linens by Frette
- New amenity kits by Culti
- New china by Richard Ginori
The airline's frequent flyer program is named "MilleMiglia", and is part of the SkyTeam alliance program, allowing passengers to collect miles and redeem them with free tickets across the whole alliance.
- ^ "ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority)" (PDF). http://www.enac-italia.it/repository/ContentManagement/information/P1084252587/Imprese_Licenza_Trasporto_Aereo_130109.pdf.
- ^ "E.T.L. CONSORTIUN (EUROPEAN TRANSPORT LAW)." Alitalia. Retrieved on 11 October 2009.
- ^ "Air France-KLM buys 25% of Alitalia". Financial Times. 12/01/09. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/776c5c2c-e0ce-11dd-b0e8-000077b07658.html.
- ^ Alitalia Financial Report and quarterly load factors
- ^ Alitalia losses for 1st and 2nd trimester
- ^ Alitalia Press Release Finance Report (first 6 months)
- ^ Alitalia - Top domestic airline, third internationally
- ^ Alitalia Destinations Map
- ^ Alitalia Fleet
- ^ Air One Fleet
- Official website
- Aviazione Civile: Thread "News flotta Alitalia-CAI" - Italian language - First post continously updated with fleet composition