Italy

EasyJet to reduce operations in Italy

In the midst of new lockdown measures, low cost carrier EasyJet will reorganize its operations in Italy. ...


Delta plans to introduce quarantine-free travel to Europe

In an attempt to revive transAtlantic travel, Delta Air Lines announced a preliminary plan to re-launch flights to Italy. Filled with testing, the airline plans to carry passengers to Rome....


Leonardo unveils next-generation C-27J Spartan transport aircraft

The Italian manufacturer Leonardo finalizes testing the new generation of C-27J Spartan multi-mission military transport aircraft. The latest iteration features new avionics and advanced aerodynamic devices aimed at improving the performance of the transport plane....


Qatar turns to Italy to train pilots for its fighter jet cocktail

The Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini met his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, to discuss the training of the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) pilots. The acquisition of a number of Leonardo T-346 jet trainers could reportedly be in the talks....


Goodbye, hello: Italy to create Alitalia vol.2

The transport minister of Italy signed the decree under which the government approved the establishment of a new state-owned air carrier which will take over the assets of Alitalia. The new airline is set to be renamed as Alitalia ITA (Italia Transporto Aero) and enter service by 2022....


Alitalia rushes to hide under the Italian government wing?

A state-appointed administrator of Alitalia said that Italy’s flag carrier needed to be nationalized by the country’s government as soon as possible to remain afloat....


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....


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.  ...


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....


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....