Alitalia Reveals Turnaround Plan

The board of Italian carrier Alitalia have revealed plans to restore the airline’s fortunes.

The board of Italian carrier Alitalia have revealed plans to restore the airline’s fortunes.

James Hogan, president and CEO of Etihad Airways, which bought a 49 per cent stake in Alitalia last August, said the Italian carrier aims to become profitable by 2017.

To achieve this, it plans to introduce new routes from its three hubs in Italy, with Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino adding long-haul routes, while Milan Linate will see stronger connections with partner airlines.

Alitalia will also add to its fleet, with the airline confirming it is looking into options with Etihad to acquire additional widebody aircraft.

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