It closes this evening with the flight Cagliari – Rome the history of Alitalia. A history spanning over 70 years without happy good. When shortly after at 11.10 pm the Cagliari – Rome flight will land at Fiumicino the curtain will fall on the old Alitalia that at midnight he will pass the baton to Ita.
In the meantime, the remaining half of September salaries were credited to workers this morning. Usb mobilization continues for Alitalia workers. Meetings open to all staff are scheduled for today. Tomorrow is a permanent garrison is foreseen at the airport.
Tomorrow the first flight of Ita, Rome-Milan. In these days the new company has finalized the hiring procedures. It starts, therefore, with 2800 employees and 52 aircraft with the forecast of the industrial plan of a progressive growth of the fleet up to effectively double it in 2025. “The work we have to do is to recover a market that has been lost” explains Ita CEO Fabio Lazzerini.
“maintaining the market has been difficult, low cost has eroded it, we enter with the aim of recovering the market “remarks Lazzerini.” We are in the most difficult season of the year, which is the winter one, but perhaps there will be the possibility of start to occupy those spaces that naturally low cost“.
Alitalia came founded in Rome on September 16, 1946 with the name of Alitalia-Italian International Airlines and operates the first flight on May 5, 1947 on the Turin-Rome-Catania route. Two months later the first international flight took off, from Rome to Oslo. In March 1948 the first intercontinental flight was inaugurated: a flight lasting a total of 36 hours, which connected Milan to Buenos Aires with intermediate stopovers in Rome, Dakar, Natal, Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo.