Alitalia: downsizing of the fleet by April
But a lower number of planes also mean fewer revenues
The "mini-Alitalia" takes shape. Two A-330/200 aircraft, intended for long haul, will no longer be part of the fleet for the end of the leasing contract. By the end of the year, a B-777/300 is also expected to leave the aircraft fleet. Some routes are expected to close in April while some executives will leave the company. One of the challenges for the sole commissioner Giuseppe Leogrande is the containment of costs: the former flag carrier lost about 600 million euros in 2019. The hope is that there is not only a policy oriented to cuts, but that recovery strategies are proposed as soon as possible. With the reduction of the planes, consequently the flights decrease and therefore the revenues.
The unions criticized the downsizing of the number of airplanes and proclaimed an air transport strike for next February 25.
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