Full name: Alitalia—Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
(Alitalia – Italian Air Company).
Operates as Alitalia; Italy’s flag carrier and national
Assumed the name, the landing rights, many planes, and
some other benefits from the insolvency process of the
former Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane and all of Air One.
Has its main office in Fiumicino, Italy.
Its biggest hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in
Rome, with two other main hubs at Linate Airport and
Malpensa Airport (both in Milan).
Largest airline in Italy, and 19th largest in the world.
Its name is a portmanteau of the words ali (wings) and
Risking bankruptcy late, the loss of a major gas provider,
and a likely grounding by the Italian civil aviation
authority in 2013, the airline announced a €500 million
rescue package that comprises a €75 million asset by
Italy’s state-run postal operator.
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumiciono Airport
Linate Airport (Milan)
Malpensa Airport (Milan)
Naples International Airport (Naples)
Turin Airport (Turin)
Venice Marco Polo Airport (Venice)
Founded 1946 (as Linee Aeree Italiane)
Commenced operations 13 January 2009
Air operator’s certificate I-130
Frequent-flyer program MilleMiglia
Airport lounge Club Freccia Alata, Welcome Air One, SkyTeam Elite
Subsidiaries Air One, Alitalia CityLiner
Fleet size 104
Headquarters Fiumicino, Italy
Key people Roberto Colaninno (Chairman), Gabriele Del Torchio (CEO)
Revenue +€3,594 million (2012)
Operating income -€119 million (2012)
Net income -€280 million (2012)
Alitalia currently uses a number of slogans, including:
"Alitalia vola con te" (Alitalia flies with you)
"Fatti per volare alto" (Made to fly high)
"Alitalia, al lavoro per te" (Alitalia, working for you)
"Muoviamo chi muove l'Italia" (We move the people who keep Italy going)
"Scegli come volare"(Choose how to fly)
"Orgogliosi di mostrare il meglio del nostro paese appassionatamente"(Proud to show the best of
our country with passion)
"The pleasure of flying made in Italy“
The former Alitalia also used a variety of slogans before the new updated and
livery were introduced in 2005:
Volare, nella tua vita" (Flying, in your life)
"Volare in compagnia dell'Italia" (Fly with Italy)
The Alitalia main office is located in Piazza Almerico da
Schio, Pal. RPU – 00054 Fiumicino (RM).
AMDL, an architecture firm headquartered in Milan,
devised the company headquarters.
Alitalia’s chairman is Roberto Colaninno, while Rocco
Sabelli was the first chief executive officer since the re-
Andrea Ragnetti became the new chief executive officer
of the corporation on 28 February 2012; he was replaced
by Gabriele Del Torchio, previously the chief executive
officer of Ducati, in April 2013.
Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) claims a 75% stake in
Alitalia; the other 25% is claimed by Air France-KLM.
In October 2013, the state-run postal service Poste
Italiane announced it would obtain a 15% stake from
Alitalia by means of infusing €100 million into the
corporation’s equity and permitting the subsequent
capital increase of €300 million.
These are the airline’s primary
shareholders as of 13 January 2014.
Shareholder and percent of holding
Intesa Sanpaolo: 20.59%
Poste italiane: 19.48%
Air France-KLM: 7.08%
Including flights operated by its subsidiary Air One Smart
Carrier, Alitalia flies to 98 destinations in 44 countries (as
of September 2013).
In addition to its largest hub at Rome Fiumicino Airport, it
operates from five other Italian airports (two as major,
three as secondary).
Air One operates from Milan Malpensa Airport, Pisa
Airport, and Venice Marco Polo Airport.
As of August 2013, Alitalia, in addition to its
Air One subsidiaries, has codeshare
agreements with these airlines:
Air Europa (SkyTeam)
Air France (SkyTeam)
China Airlines (SkyTeam)
China Eastern Airlines (SkyTeam)
Czech Airlines (SkyTeam)
Delta Air Lines (SkyTeam)
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Japan Airlines (Oneworld)
Korean Air (SkyTeam)
Middle East Airlines (SkyTeam)
TAP Portugal (Star Alliance)
MEMBERSHIP IN SKYTEAM
Alitalia has been a member of the SkyTeam alliance since the airline began operations in 2009; it was
preceded by Alitalia-LAI in joining the alliance, in 2001.
Since joining SkyTeam, Alitalia has opened code-share agreements with other SkyTeam members; this
permits passengers to fly to a number of destinations with a single Alitalia ticket.
Alitalia joined fellow SkyTeam members Air France, KLM, and Delta in the transatlantic Joint Venture in
July 2010; this means that the earnings from flights via the Atlantic are shared between these four
A Boeing 767-300ER (EI-DBP) was painted in the SkyTeam livery in mid-2009.
An Airbus A320-200 (EI-DSA), once in the Air One livery, was painted in a unique “Alitalia.com” livery on 19 July
An Embraer E-190-100LR (EI-RND) was delivered in the SkyTeam livery in March 2012.
A Boeing 777-200ER (EI-DDH) was painted in the SkyTeam livery in March 2012.
An Airbus A321-100 (EI-IXI) was painted in the remarkable livery of Freccia Alata-Linee Aeree Italiane, Alitalia's
forerunner, in April 2012.
An Airbus A330-200 (EI-DIR), formerly in the Air One livery, was painted in the SkyTeam livery in November
Alitalia has operated these aircraft types throughout the years:
Airbus A319 (introduced in 2002)
Airbus A320 (introduced in 1999)
Airbus A321 (introduced in 1994)
Airbus A330-200 (introduced in 2009)
Boeing 767-300ER (introduced in 1995; retired in 2012)
Boeing 777-200ER (introduced in 2002)
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (introduced in 1983; retired in 2012)
In 1990, the Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane fleet acquired the Boeing 767-300ER, but withdrew it in 2012 after 22
years of service; the last 767-300ER flight took place on 25 October 2012, with the plane operating under the
registration EI-DDW in flight AZ845 (Accra-Lagos-Rome).
In 1978, the Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane fleet acquired the McDonnell Douglas MD-82, but withdrew it in 2012
following 34 years of service; the last MD-82 flight took place on 27 October 2012, with the plane operating under
the registration I-DATI on flight AZ1740 (Catania-Milan-Linate).
On 17 December 2012, the same aircraft operated a memorial flight from Rome-Fiumicino Airport to Trieste
Airport with journalists and Andrea Ragnetti (former CEO of Alitalia) on board; I-DATI, upon landing, was
supported by Frecce Tricolori; a show was done for the event, and the hostesses on board wore Alitalia’s older
Safety Demo Alitalia:
Alitalia A320 Safety Announcement:
Alitalia – Rain:
Alitalia Airbus A321-112 Takeoff (Rome
Fiumicino - LIRF):
Alitalia Boeing 767-300 landing in Rome
Fiumicino Airport in Sunrise: