Alitalia is the flag carrier of Italy and the country's largest airline. The new Alitalia started operations on January 1, 2015 and though a new company in its present form, it has a rich history that can be traced back to 1947. It is a preferred airline for flying within Italy and to many capital cities in Europe. Etihad Airways has a 49% stake in the new company.
Alitalia Airlines believes that the service quality, fleet maintenance and passenger assistance provided by the airline are its major differentiators. It stands by the values of sustainability and commitment to the environment.
The carrier has won the "Best Airline Cuisine" award from the Global Traveler Magazine for 5 years in a row between 2010 and 2014.
As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, and through code-sharing agreements with other airlines, passengers could make an Alitalia online booking to a choice of worldwide destinations.
The fleet of the airline is a completely renewed one, and uses Boeing B777 and Airbus A330 as its long-haul aircraft. Airbus A321, A320 and A319 are used in the medium haul fleet, and Embraer aircraft make up its regional fleet.
The airline offers passengers many different options to check in including the Alitalia online check in service that is open from 2 days before the departure of the flight. Travelers could also avail mobile check in, fast check in at airport kiosks or a tele check in service for their convenience. All types of check in would close 60 minutes before your departure, in case of long haul international flights. It is advisable to check the status of your reservation using the Alitalia PNR status at any time before reaching the airport.
The carrier has configured its aircraft for 4 classes of travel named Magnifica, Ottima, Classica Plus and Classica. Magnifica and Ottima are the Business Classes with access to lounges at airports, and a luxurious travel experience including the best in Italian cuisine and some great in-flight service. The Classica Plus or Premium Economy offers a separate quiet cabin and priority boarding, while the Classica or Economy also provides a comfortable experience for passengers. For more details, please check the airline's website or contact the Alitalia Customer Care.
According to the Alitalia baggage policies, passengers may carry on board one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 8 kg, and measuring up to 55cm x 35cm x 25 cm in dimensions. Check in baggage may be 1 or 2 pieces not weighing more than 23 kg or 32 kg depending on the class of travel. For more information on baggage policy of the airline, please check this page.
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The top sectors for Alitalia Airlines are Milan to Rome , Rome to Milan , Paris to Rome and Milan to Paris where it operates 116, 111, 76 and 66 weekly flights respectively. They also have occasional flights from Dusseldorf to Naples and Turin to Reggio Calabria flights. Find more routes here-