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Union strikes and shambolic negotiations: Alitalia still kicking
Ruta Burbaite
Civil Aviation
Union strikes and shambolic negotiations: Alitalia still kicking

Two years after Alitalia declared bankruptcy and various deadlines extended, the Italian government is still negotiating...


EasyJet withdraws from Alitalia rescue plan
Clement Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
EasyJet withdraws from Alitalia rescue plan

After discussions with state-owned railroad company Ferrovie dello Stato and Delta Air Lines regarding the potential for...


Qatar Airways Italian endeavor causes US airline industry panic
Ruta Burbaite
Civil Aviation
Qatar Airways Italian endeavor causes US airline industry panic

When Air Italy, the country’s second largest airline, announced early in December 2018, its plans to launch flight...


Top 5 Airlines That Are Bankrupt
Rytis Beresnevicius
AeroTime Extra
Top 5 Airlines That Are Bankrupt

While aviation is lucky for some, for others it went south and it all ended in bankruptcy. These are the top 5 biggest a...


Alitalia bid reaches deadline: who’s left in the game?
Ruta Burbaite
Aviation Economics
Alitalia bid reaches deadline: who’s left in the game?

British budget airline EasyJet has renewed its interest in acquiring parts of loss-making Alitalia as the Italian govern...


The many casualties of European airline industry
Ruta Burbaite
AeroTime Extra
The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Prim...


Alitalia expected to post profit for 1st time since March 2017
Ruta Burbaite
Aviation Economics
Alitalia expected to post profit for 1st time since March 2017

Alitalia is expected to close the third quarter of the current financial year with a positive net profit of &e...


At least 5 medium-size EU airlines to go bankrupt in 2018-2019
Gediminas Ziemelis
Civil Aviation
At least 5 medium-size EU airlines to go bankrupt in 2018-2019

Europe conversely, has a vibrant variety in the airline industry with some countries boasting more than one prominent ai...


Lufthansa signals interest for Alitalia
Clement Charpentreau
Aviation Economics
Lufthansa signals interest for Alitalia

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr notified of its “strategic interest” in Alitalia, in a formal letter to Italy...


Alitalia under scrutiny of a double investigation
Clement Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
Alitalia under scrutiny of a double investigation

The Italian authorities opened an investigation to determine whether or not Etihad Airways was directly responsible for...