Rytis Beresnevicius

Wizz Air expands, Ryanair fights back: war in Italy

Throughout the crisis, Wizz Air chose to go against the flow. While everybody was taking measures to cut costs, the low-cost carrier announced 10 new bases throughout Europe. However, with the tenth, it overstepped Ryanair's boundaries – the two are set to go to war of attrition in Italy....


Valius Venckunas

Russia claims it intercepted long-retired Italian airplane

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, an Italian Breguet BR-1150 Atlantic approached its state border on August 14, prompting the Southern Military District to scramble a Su-27 jet fighter. But the Italian Navy’s Atlantics were retired in 2017.  ...


Valius Venckunas

Restructured Alitalia to renew its fleet with A320s and B787s

As Italian government proceeds with a restructuring of its long-bankrupt national carrier Alitalia, the company’s new CEO and president are named and plans for the future operations of the airline are laid out, including a purchase of the new aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius

How the pandemic highlighted Ryanair’s major weakness

While in 2019 Ryanair became the most popular airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a major weakness at the low-cost airline....


Clement Charpentreau

COVID-19: Italian regulator threatens Ryanair with flight ban

The Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC), the Italian civil aviation authority, is threatening to suspend Ryanair flights over non-compliance with the health measures put in place in the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....


Edvinas Andrijevskis

Wizzair to open 2 new bases despite the current situation.

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizzair has announced that the airline will open 2 new bases with addition of numerous new routes in July, 2020.Wizzair has been seen as one of the strongest and most optimi...


Clement Charpentreau

Italian government expects coronavirus to save Alitalia

The Italian government will take control of Alitalia from June 2020. It expects the coronavirus crisis currently affecting the air transport industry to work in favor of the ailing carrier....


Clement Charpentreau

Italy to renationalize Alitalia after virus scares off buyers

As the potentiality to find a buyer in the context of the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic is almost null, the Italian government seems ready to re-nationalize Alitalia, according to local media reports....


AeroTime Team

Emirates cuts flights to United States, Italy, adds pax screening

Emirates is implementing a new round of flight suspensions, namely to Italy and the United States, due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent travel restrictions. The airline is also increasing its measures to fight the outbreak and would use thermal screening for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights from Dubai. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Flights to Italy come to a halt as lockdown is enforced

On March 9, 2020, the Italian government placed the whole country on lockdown to better counter the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic. Airlines were forced to interrupt their routes or reduce their frequencies towards the airports of the country....