Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana, formally known as Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane, is based in Rome and has been reincarnated twice. Its first death was in 2008 when it liquidated after numerous financial and operational difficulties, and it relaunched in early 2009 as Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italiana. In June 2014, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi took a 49% stake in Abu Dhabi. The carrier filed for bankruptcy in May 2017, and its future is uncertain.
Alitalia flies long-haul from its Rome Fiumicino hub to markets in Asia, North America, Latin America and the Middle East. Previously, its long-haul hub was based out of Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport, but these were all shifted to Rome between 2007 and 2008. Alitalia does continue to serve New York JFK and Tokyo from Milan.
In the Americas region, Alitalia flies to Buenos Aires, Boston, Chicago, Havana, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, and Toronto. All of these are served year-round with the exceptions of Chicago and Toronto.
In the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, Alitalia flies to Abu Dhabi, Tehran, New Delhi, Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo. It also offers seasonal service to Male in the Maldives.
Milan Linate airport is its secondary hub, and Alitalia offers flights to a handful of short-haul markets from LIN.
Alitalia operates 101 aircraft spread among 5 fleet types, including:
- The 777-200ER, of which it has 12 aircraft in service (average age: 14 years)
- The Airbus A330-200, of which it has 14 in service (average age: 8.44 years)
- The Airbus A321, of which it has 12 in service (average age: 20.24 years)
- The Airbus A320, of which it has 41 in service (average age: 10.8 years)
- The Airbus A319, of which it has 22 in service (average age: 10.5 years)
Alitalia Regional, which operates as Alitalia CityLiner, also operates with Embraer 175 (15) and E-190 (5) aircraft.
Alitalia currently does not have any future aircraft orders in the pipeline due to its financial malaise.