Monday, September 3, 2007


Alitalia's management board has approved a radical restructuring plan of its business model which sees the airline once again make Rome-FCO its primary hub and severly scale back the number of long haul intercontinental flights flown from its Milan-MXP hub.

The main highlights of the new business plan are as follows :

a) All flights to India and China to be suspended soon.

b) MXP will only see nonstop flights to NRT, JFK, EZE & MIA.

c) Flights to YYZ, ORD, GRU, BOS, KIX, CCS & EWR will be flown nonstop from FCO.

d) Three Boeing 767-300ERs will be grounded i.e. those used for India and China flights.

e) 10 ATR 72-500s + 12 MD 80s + 2 EMB 145s will be retired.

f) Proposed new routes to LAX, SFO & YUL to be put back on the shelf for now.

For more info :

Click on the Alitalia icon displayed above the MD 11 picture to be directed to the Times UK article.

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