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Old 24th Jun 2017, 10:23   #141 (permalink)
 
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Non-binding bids for assets of Alitalia due by 21 July
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Non-binding bids for assets of Alitalia due by 21 July
They have apparently shortlisted 11 airlines from the original 35 who expressed interest. Anyone know which?
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 10:57   #143 (permalink)
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Supposing for a moment that for whatever reason there was a significant or complete reduction by Alitalia at Linate which is slot congested, how would the slots be distributed? Would they simply be auctioned off to the highest bidder? What is the process at slot restricted airports in the case of a large number of slots becoming available?
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Alitalia are withdrawing from London Heathrow and moving all flights to London Stansted, effective March 2018
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 20:03   #145 (permalink)
 
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Alitalia are withdrawing from London Heathrow and moving all flights to London Stansted, effective March 2018
Can I ask where you got this info from ? Do you have a link ?
I have just made a dummy booking for April 2018 and still showing LHR not STN.

And hope you don't mind I copied it to the Stansted thread hoping for more info
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Will Alitalia still be operating in March 2018? It seems a little presumptive.
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 20:52   #147 (permalink)

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Rather arrogant and stylish carrier, similar in manner to the country Alitalia used to represent. Overpaid staff, diffident attitude to high-paying pax, silly pensions and benefits, but a poor legacy carrier in terms of ability to deliver. In fact, AZ provided the opening for low-cost carriers both in Italy and now all over Europe. An opening that was so easily exploited.

As for AZ now, just look at their very questionable safety record, their poor if not abysmal customer relations, their bloated bureaucracy. And yet it is still somehow in existence. Let AZ try their luck at STN. Maybe serving Ciampino, Bergamo, Beauvais. For sure an Italian government will pour yet more taxpayers' money into them.

But really, shouldn't they be permitted to go bust?

And then replaced by a proper airline without the abominable legacy.
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 21:16   #148 (permalink)
 
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Even MOL says that the process of selling off the remaining assets of Alitalia has been open and transparent. Unlike Air Berlin.

RoyHudd is not the only poster who finds it impossible to believe that Italian government would follow proper procedure.
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 21:21   #149 (permalink)
 
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So far as I am aware the slots that AZuse at LHR currently leased from Etihad
Who previously purchased them in return for a 60m lifeline.

If AZ is being sold off , perhaps EY want to sell the slots to recoup some of their cash from the failed investment.

This would leave AZ or successor no option than to relocate to another London
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 22:01   #150 (permalink)
 
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AZ don't need to relocate to another London airport. They have an existing operation at LCY, if they're still around in the months and years to come they should focus on that. They'd be shielded from the locos and if they really wanted to feed any hypothetical long haul operation at MXP there's nothing to stop them adding a few flights each day to complement LIN.

I doubt they even particularly need LHR.
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 11:32   #151 (permalink)
 
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AZ don't need to relocate to another London airport. They have an existing operation at LCY, if they're still around in the months and years to come they should focus on that. They'd be shielded from the locos and if they really wanted to feed any hypothetical long haul operation at MXP there's nothing to stop them adding a few flights each day to complement LIN.
One thing is the notably high level of landing fees at LCY for their general and connecting fare levels, as opposed to business pax. The E190 used there is of course significantly smaller than the A320 at Heathrow.

Quite apart from any long-haul connections, my experience on AZ from London is they carry a lot of connecting traffic to other Italian destinations through LIN and FCO - Sardinia, Sicily, Brindisi, and other points. There may be services to these points by the LoCos, but AZ can offer multiple departures per day on such connections.
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 11:44   #152 (permalink)
 
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EU laws should in theory prevent state revenue proping up a state asset.

However, we're dealing with an EU establishment that is unwilling to stand up to the dominance and down right repugnant behaviours of certain EU member states. The nod wink inner circle is cancerous and lies at the heart of the Commission.

There is of course a legal definition for that type of action.
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