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Alitalia, Giorgetti: “New airline will have to prove that it knows how to stay on the market”


Alitalia and Ita, present and future. The second will take the place of the first and must “be a company that proves to be on the market”. This is said by the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti who, on the sidelines of a meeting with the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, underlines that it is not only “what the Commission is asking for, but what the Italian government also wants”. “It is not the Commission” that asks that the new company that will take the place of Alitalia be sustainable, adds Giorgetti, but “it is also the government that wants the company to be born in conditions of economic sustainability. Therefore, there are market conditions, because you cannot simply be a state company “. The new Ita airline, adds Minister Giorgetti,” will be able to participate in the tender for the “Alitalia” brand.
“We have the duty to guarantee the operation of the Alitalia summer season” and then there will be a new company, which will depart under the conditions that are being defined “. The discontinuity between Ita and Alitalia, he recalls, “is an indispensable condition”.
Today in Brussels “we have made progress” on the Ita / Alitalia dossier, but “it is not over. There are many technical steps and more. But certainly today is an important step towards solving the problem”. The trade unions “Positive finally lo release of the stalemate with the European Commission “. This was stated in a note by the national secretary Fabrizio Cuscito on Alitalia, underlining “it is important, however, that the agreement found, as we read from journalistic rumors, is not mortifying for the Italian air transport industry”. According to Cuscito ” understanding must be able to guarantee the industrial development of the company, the maintenance of the flight, maintenance, handling and administrative activities and the protection of the current employment of Alitalia personnel. in particular, the air transport sector, further job losses, mostly by the state, would not be acceptable “.” The government – finally asks the national director of Filt CGIL – is now calling the social partners immediately to share a path that allows to finalize the entire operation, guaranteeing the mobility of citizens, the connectivity of the country and above all the maintenance of the occ upazione “. The flights After the success of the Covid tested flights to and from New York, Alitalia introduces the same travel method also for the resumption of the direct connection between Rome and Tokyo from 9 July, in conjunction with the expected Olympic Games. All passengers traveling on the three weekly Alitalia flights to and from Tokyo, including the Italian athletes, must present a certificate proving negativity to Covid 19. Furthermore, the antigen test provided for passengers departing from Japan will exempt them from having to observe any period of preventive quarantine. The resumption of Alitalia flights to Japan will also be characterized by the inauguration of services at the most convenient city airport of Tokyo Haneda, just 20 kilometers from the city. In the summer of 2021 the connection to New York will be increased to a daily flight in June. and then double to two frequencies a day in July. In the summer of 2021 Alitalia will resume flying to the Italians’ favorite tourist destinations with new international flights to Greece, Spain and Croatia and more frequencies to Sicily, Puglia and Calabria. Rome Fiumicino for Santorini, Skiathos, Preveza, Kefalonia, Crete, Corfu, Mykonos, Zante, Dubrovnik and Split and those from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate for Rhodes, Ibizia, Menorca and Palma de Mallorca. From June Alitalia will return to operate the connections with Malaga and Marseille and from July with Tel Aviv and Algiers. From July, frequencies to the main European cities will also be increased: London, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Athens, Paris, Nice, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Munich, Malta, Tirana. More connections also for Tunis and Cairo. More flights will be available on national connections from Fiumicino to Cagliari, Olbia, Alghero, Catania, Comiso, Lampedusa, Palermo, Pantelleria, Bari, Lamezia Terme, while from Milan Linate direct connections to Rome, Cagliari, Olbia, Alghero, Palermo will grow. Catania, Comiso, Lampedusa, Bari, Brindisi and Lamezia Terme, and from Milan Malpensa to Cagliari. Sardinia will also be reached from Pisa and Bologna with flights to Olbia, and from Verona with flights to Cagliari.



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