Articles tagged “alitalia”

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Chiara Albanese and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's bid makes sense but Delta is a bit more of a curve ball. Could Alitalia enjoy success with multiple shareholders?

3 weeks ago

Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

Luca Casiraghi, Bloomberg

Etihad's investment strategy, which many saw as bold and innovative at the time, didn't turn out that way. And now the airline will have to answer to creditors.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another steady update from Lufthansa. If and when further consolidation happens in Europe, we can expect the airline group to play a key role.

4 months ago

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Norwegian and others out of the way, Ryanair would have access to more pilots and probably be able to reduce its aircraft costs.

4 months ago

EasyJet and Air France-KLM Eye Takeover of Troubled Airline Alitalia

EasyJet and Air France-KLM Eye Takeover of Troubled Airline Alitalia

Tara Patel, Alessandra Migliaccio, and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Will Alitalia finally get its white knight? The troubled airline is being supported by the Italian government, which is aggressively shopping it to suitors. EasyJet is leading a consortium looking at buying Alitalia and giving it an entree to the Mediterranean. Momentum and Italy's growing impatience favors the EasyJet group so news could come shortly.

7 months ago

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's probably time to say arrivederci to Alitalia. There are plenty of suitors eager to buy its valuable international routes, and low-cost carriers will fill the gaps when its less profitable routes disappear.

8 months ago

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Given Air-France KLM Group's recent history of losses, it might not be the wisest move to go on a capacity growth spurt, especially when going up against carriers with a significantly lower cost base.

9 months ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

12 months ago

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Despite the multiple bankruptcies, European aviation has actually had a pretty good year. And with some of the weaker carriers exiting the market, there are more opportunities for the likes of Lufthansa and IAG to exploit their dominance.

12 months ago

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Alitalia claims that its second uniform redesign in the past two years will not cost the airline any money. Maybe this kind of thinking is among the myriad reasons it's now insolvent? Just wondering.

12 months ago

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

12 months ago

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Associated Press

Etihad's non-alliance alliance strategy crumbled along with Air Berlin and Alitalia. Now, Lufthansa is moving in with the hope of picking up some of the Alitalia pieces after having already done a deal for Air Berlin.

1 year ago