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Italy just took full ownership of its national airline Alitalia to save it from collapse amid the coronavirus crisis. Here’s the carrier’s full troubled history.

Alitalia was re-nationalized by the Italian government in March after privatization efforts backed by Etihad Airways largely failed. The flag carrier has served Italy since the end of World War II and has long struggled with profitability. The final straw for the government came as the coronavirus crisis sent Italy […]
Italy just took full ownership of its national airline Alitalia to save it from collapse amid the coronavirus crisis. Here’s the carrier’s full troubled history.
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Air Italy will end operations and liquidate, becoming the latest airline to fail

Milan-based Air Italy will cease operations and liquidate, the airline announced on Tuesday. Air Italy began flights in 2018, with a 49% ownership stake by Doha-based Qatar Airways. Flights will end after February 25, 2020. Passengers booked after that can request a refund. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Air Italy will end operations and liquidate, becoming the latest airline to fail
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Delta’s CEO just reignited the nastiest feud in the airline industry by accusing Qatar Airways of violating a deal with Trump administration

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian wrote a scathing op-ed on Friday accusing long-time foe Qatar Airways of using its investment in Air Italy to violate an agreement between the Trump administration and the Qatari government. Bastian accuses Qatar Airways of using government subsidies to bankroll Air Italy’s expansion into […]
Delta’s CEO just reignited the nastiest feud in the airline industry by accusing Qatar Airways of violating a deal with Trump administration
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The nastiest feud in the airline industry is back

Air Italy announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch new routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Representatives for American, Delta, and United along with members of the Senate have complained that Air Italy shareholder Qatar Airways is bankrolling the airline’s expansion with government subsidized money. The US carriers […]
The nastiest feud in the airline industry is back