一つの時代の終わり: Alitalia makes final flights before folding

一つの時代の終わり: Alitalia makes final flights before folding
It’s the end of business for Italy’s bankrupt national carrier Alitalia, and an end of an era for Italy

Italy’s bankrupt national airline, アリタリア航空 made its final flights Thursday before formally folding, marking the end of business for the 74-year-old carrier and an end of an era for イタリア

A flight attendant at ローマ s Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport thanked passengers for their loyalty before boarding the noon Flight AZ1581 to Cagliari Sardinia The last scheduled Alitalia flight was the return from Cagliari, Flight AZ1586, due to land at 11 午後. 木曜日.

アリタリア航空, which had operated in the red for more than a decade, will be replaced by a new national carrier, それは, or Italy Air Transport, which launches Friday.

The European Union’s executive commission has given the go-ahead to a 1.35 billion-euro ($1.58 十億) 新しい航空会社への政府資金の注入, but ITA only plans to hire around a quarter of the estimated 10,000 アリタリア航空の従業員.

ここ数週間, Alitalia workers staged strikes and protests denouncing their treatment and what for many was just the final episode after years of crises. They cast doubt about the viability of the new airline and said its slimmed-down size, workforce, routes and fleet was presumably aimed at making it attractive for a foreign airline to buy.

Union leader Antonio Amoroso told the Foreign Press Association on Thursday that it was “a failed plan from the industrial point of view that doesn’t serve the country, doesn’t serve the community to which an enormous amount of money is asked, that seriously affects the workers.”

そのルートの中で, ITAはミラノとローマからニューヨークへのフライトを運航する予定です, そして東京へ, ローマのボストンとマイアミ. European destinations from Rome and Milan’s Linate airport will also include Paris, ロンドン, アムステルダム, ブリュッセル, フランクフルトとジュネーブ.