Alitalia – General Information
The day of 13 January, 2009 will be remembered in the history of the Italian aero navigation as the day when the new national Italian transporter was established. On this day Air One and Alitalia began merging their route network, fleet, administrative and commercial structure. The union of the two companies and the start of the new Alitalia meant a better organization of the network, which currently has 83 destinations in Italy across the world with more than 2500 flights per week based in six airports – Rome Fiumicino, Milan, Turin, Venice, Naples and Catania. This new organization model provided fast connections from the Italian provinces to Europe and the other parts of the world, while covering the whole domestic network with 28 destinations in Italy.
The precise schedule of the flight is definitely a strong part of the company, striving to satisfy its customers’ needs. For example, very often one can fly to some of the main Italian/European destinations and back within a day.
The national transporter of Italy is also striving for a whole updating of its fleet following the new technologies and environmental standards.
The fleet of Alitalia consists of 159 planes. The modernizing began in March 2009 with the presenting of the new Airbus A320, which continues today. Currently Alitalia has one of the youngest fleet in Europe. Moreover, all seats in the planes will be replaced with new ones which will provide the needed comfort for the passengers and a better functionality.
For long distances the flights are performed with Boeing 777-200, Boeing 767-300 and Airbus 330. For medium distances Airbus 321, 320 and 319, MD80-82 and Boeing 737-400 and 737-300 are available. For the domestic flights Embraer 170, Bombardier CRJ900 and Avro RJ70 are being used.
Frequent Flyer Program
The Frequent flyer program of Alitalia is called MilleMidlia which allows the loyal customers of the company to take advantage of the different awards and services by converting their accumulated miles.