#flight time 46Min ✈EI-IXH (21 years old) amed Piazza Della Signoria Gubbio ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Alitalia has 12 A321s, all of them -112 in service since the late 90's. Good news for Alitalia is, there are two A321Neo that will join the fleet soon. Most of the Alitalia fleet is not owned by the airline but owned and leased from Aircraft Purchase Fleet registered in Ireland hence it is registered as EI-IXV, and not I-BIXV anymore. Alitalia has had financial difficulties by the past, was supposed to merge with KLM in 2000 but didn’t happen and since its last bankruptcy, merged with competitor AirOne in 2008, then saw AirFrance-KLM increasing its share up to 25% in 2011 but didn’t help to make the Airline profitable. Italy’s flag carrier was then partially owned by Etihad in 2014, and now is looking for another partner to replace Etihad. Air France, KLM, and Delta have lately expressed wish for Alitalia to remain within Skyteam that it joined in 2001 but did not wish to increase any further share of their capital. Even though the airline’s future is still unknown, it has to be said that since the Airline has managed to grow and expend its network, not relying on the government’ help. For some of us, Alitalia might well be bankrupt a few times, but will never disappear!
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