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Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.
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Founded 12 March 1999
(as Trattamenti Termici Solbiate s.r.l.)
29 July 2004
(as Resco Uno s.r.l.)
26 August 2008
(as C.A.I. Compagnia Aerea Italiana s.r.l.)
12 January 2009
(as Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.)
1 January 2015
(as Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.)
Commenced operations 1 January 2015
AOC # I-130
Hubs Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (Rome)
Secondary hubs Linate Airport (Milan)
Focus cities
  • Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
  • Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Palermo)
  • Malpensa Airport (Milan)
  • Naples International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Freccia Alata Club
(Part of the Global Loyalty Company (GLC))
Alliance SkyTeam
Subsidiaries Alitalia CityLiner
Fleet size 98
Destinations 94 (July 2017)
Company slogan Dream it, Live it
Parent company Compagnia Aerea Italiana (51%)
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Revenue Increase €2,915 million (2017)
Operating income Decrease €-526 Million (2017)
Profit Decrease €-496 Million (2017)
Employees 12,013 (2018)

Alitalia is the biggest airline in Italy.


The "first" Alitalia was founded on September 16, 1946. Its first flight was on May 5, 1947. In 1960, Alitalia started flying jet aircraft. In 1995, Alitalia tried to merge with KLM, but it failed. 1998 was the first profitable year for Alitalia. In 2001, Alitalia joined SkyTeam. The airline lost more than €3.7 billion since 1999 until 2008. On January 12, 2009, the "first" Alitalia shut down. The next day, on January 13, the "second" Alitalia began. In June 2014, Etihad Airways bought 49% of Alitalia. On January 1, 2015, a "third" Alitalia began. This one is 49% owned by Etihad and 51% owned by Italian shareholders.


Alitalia flies to 102 destinations in 41 countries. 28 of these cities are in Italy. Alitalia's main hub is at Rome Fiumicino Airport.


  • 22 Airbus A319-100
  • 42 Airbus A320-200
  • 12 Airbus A321-100
  • 14 Airbus A330-200
  • 8 ATR 72-500
  • 10 Boeing 777-200ER
  • 1 Saab 2000



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