Bad news for travelers who want to go on vacation outside of the summer period or enjoy a weekend outdoors. The airline Alitalia, which is experiencing significant financial difficulties, will be replaced by ITA as of October 15, 2021.
Recovery entails the cancellation of all reservations made after October 14. It is also not possible to buy tickets through the company from August 25, 2021.
Full refund provided by the company.
For passengers with an Alitalia ticket whose number starts with 055 and whose flight has now been canceled, Airline offers two solutions:
- Change of reservation before October 14 without charge;
- full refund.
According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, approximately 250,000 passengers are affected.
Alitalia has become a financial center
For Alitalia, it is the end of 75 years of existence. Founded in 1946, the airline has become a financial well, forcing the Italian government to spend € 11 billion since 2000 in an effort to save it.
Initially, ITA will have 52 aircraft, 7 of which are designed for long-haul flights. The company will acquire the majority of the network provided by Alitalia.
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