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Old 31st Aug 2021, 06:58
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Indeed. How Lufthansa has been allowed to buy Air Berlin, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Austrian is beyond me. Yet BA had to give up slots to buy BMI when they would still have fewer slots at their home base than LH does at theirs.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 09:47
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In fairness there were orders by the EU for Lufthansa to give up slots at Dusseldorf following the Air Berlin takeover, slots at Zurich and Frankfurt airports following the Swiss merger and slots between Vienna and German destinations following the Austrian takeover.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 19:58
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Last Alitalia flight tonight. From Cagliari to Rome FCO. Future of the name is uncertain. Ciao bella!
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 20:37
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Should have been allowed to perish a couple of decades ago.

Bye bye, you'll not be missed!
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 20:43
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Before schadenfreude sets in, three AZ arrivals are due at Heathrow tomorrow ...
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 21:23
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I mean ITA still have the rights to the Alitalia name which they're expected to use so they're not really gone
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 21:41
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It has just been announced that ITA after some government prodding have bought the Alitalia name for Euros 90 million. I would guess that this also includes the website domain name.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 18:20
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agreed they’ve been non viable for years. But as the article below points out. It’s complex

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/i...lia/index.html
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 19:26
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No evidence of that yet: Alitalia.com simply saying "No more tickets will be sold", not even a link to the ITA website (which was working earlier today, but currently appears to be down).
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 20:22
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https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/it...-lives-on.html

Of course, it may be that ITA bought the name Alitalia in order to prevent anyone else buying it. Time will tell.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 00:11
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Mirror of ATI the former Alitalia domestic subsidiary !

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Old 16th Oct 2021, 17:54
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And is still down
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 20:22
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https://www.itaspa.com/en_en/homepage.html is working for me.

Odd thing is that they show flights from LHR at the end of October for sale, but I thought AZ had sold the slots to a middle eastern airline beginning with et.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:36
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Question -
How likely is it that we'll see an ACMI operator such as Cityjet undertaking work for ITA?
Cityjet boss explains in Irish newspapers that the airline is close to signing deals with a number of airlines in Europe.
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