Alitalia is Italy’s flag carrier. The airline has new private owners since 2015 in the form of Alitalia-CAI owning 51 percent and Etihad Airways owning 49 percent of equity. The airline operates from the main hub in Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome and a secondary hub in Linate Airport in Milan. Alitalia’s focus cities are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Malpensa Airport, Turin Airport and Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Alitalia operates with a fleet strength of 95 comprising 84 Airbus and 11 Boeing aircraft. It flies to 70 destinations across the world and 27 destinations within Italy.
The IATA code for Alitalia is AZ
The ICAO code for Alitalia is AZA. The Callsign for Alitalia is ALITALIA.
Alitalia Codeshare Agreements
Alitalia has entered into codeshare agreements with 38 airlines across the world including Air France, Aeroflot, Delta Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Saudia and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Alitalia SkyTeam Membership
Alitalia has been a member of the SkyTeam alliance since 2001. Through the alliance Alitalia is able to offer services to 1062 destinations across the world through its 20-member alliance. It serves 102 cities in 177 countries with 17,343 daily departures.
Alitalia offers four cabin classes. The Economy class is the basic class and it comes with refreshments. Premium Economy class is the same as Economy but with more leg room dedicated check-in and higher free baggage allowance. Medium-haul Business class is the same as Premium Economy but with VIP lounge access. Long-haul Business class is the top end of the cabin classes and it comes with all facilities including a flat-bed.
Alitalia Frequent Flyer Program
With EgyptAir, one can avail the facility of web check-in. The passengers can check-in online from 48 hours before departure and until 90 minutes before the flight’s scheduled departure time. Web check-in allows you to choose your own seat. Once you have checked in you cannot make changes. Print out your boarding pass or you can print it at a kiosk at the airport.
Alitalia’s Transatlantic Joint Venture
The baggage allowance varies depending on the class of travel. For the first class and business class, the weight should not exceed 32 kg whereas for business class, it should not exceed 23kg. Along with checked in baggage, the passengers are even allowed to carry overhead bags or hand bags which should not be more than 8 kg.
Alitalia’s onboard dining experience of Italian cuisine has received thumbs up from a majority of its flyers. The airline has won the Best Airline Cuisine consecutively for six years from 2010 to 2015.
Alitalia in keeping up with technology of the times has introduced an app service that makes flying easier. Purchasing a ticket is quite easy. The app can be used for check-in and the boarding pass can be stored electronically. The frequent flyer details are also on the app so that flyers can be updated about their status.
Alitalia Business Connect
Alitalia has a program for small and medium enterprises where the employees can fly Alitalia and earn miles for the enterprise. The advantage becomes even more because the airline allows miles to be earned even on individual MilleMiglia account.