Alitalia airline made its last flight on Thursday (14), after 75 years of history. The Italian company was also famous for taking popes on trips around the world.
The end of the activities was announced last AugustAfter years of failed merger and privatization attempts.
The staff was thrilled when flight AZ1586, departing from Cagliari, arrived at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport in the early evening. The leader is the company’s toast.
Alitalia made its last flight today, ending a history spanning nearly 75 years
The company will be replaced by Ita, the state-owned company that was born as a result of negotiations conducted between the Italian government and the European Union (EU) in July in an attempt to save the airline. The new company acquired 52 aircraft from Alitalia.
The traditional company, which turned 75 in September, has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. In 2017 and 2019, according to AFP, Alitalia received government loans totaling 1.3 billion euros.
When the agreement to create ETA was announced, the Italian government said that of the approximately 11,000 employees at Alitalia, “2,800 could be employed in the new company in 2021, and 5,750 in 2022.”
The captain of Alitalia’s last flight toasts the arrival of the company’s last flight in Rome – Photo: Remo Caselli/Reuters
A customer displays a ticket for Alitalia’s last flight – Photo: Remo Caselli/Reuters
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