Is Alitalia part of Delta?

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The pandemic has highlighted the delicate situation of many airlines and the urgent need for concentration in the sector to survive in the heat of a large group. Airlines such as Lufthansa and Air France have emerged stronger – despite needing bailouts – and eager to take over independent airlines. And on the radar are Air Europa and Ita Airways (formerly Alitalia), among others.

Air Europa’s situation has only aroused the interest of many airlines. As published by this media, the Hidalgo family has on the table the interest of several companies to enter the airline in case the purchase by Iberia fails; something that is not ruled out given that the negotiations have exhausted the deadlines initially set.

Air Nostrum (103 million euros) and Wamos Air (70 million) did it much earlier. Of these two rescues, there is only news about the Iberia franchisee. In September, the process of hiring ten independent advisors was opened, within the framework agreement established for this purpose, for the study of several rescues, among which Air Nostrum stands out.  Follow the topics that interest you

Alitalia calls a 24-hour strike

The French-Dutch group Air France-KLM and U.S.-based Delta Airlines entered into a pact in 2009 to share costs and revenues on their transatlantic flights, a deal later joined by Alitalia.

“This could violate Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, which prohibits anti-competitive pacts,” the EC warned today in its statement, in which it underlined the depth of the collaboration between the three airlines.

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At the same time, the EC Executive has decided to close the procedure it had open against eight Skyteam members (Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM and Korean Air Lines) for their cooperation agreement.

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BRUSSELS – The European Commission (EC) announced an investigation to determine whether the alliance formed by the airlines Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta for its transatlantic flights is in breach of EU rules.

“This could violate Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, which prohibits anti-competitive pacts,” the EC warned in its statement, in which it underlines the depth of the collaboration between the three airlines.

In parallel, the EC executive decided to close the procedure it had open against eight Skyteam members (Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM and Korean Air Lines) for their cooperation agreement.

Skyteam

SkyTeam operates the world’s largest network of flights between North America and Europe, thanks to its partner airlines, which are Delta Air Lines, KLM, Air France and Alitalia. Together, these airlines offer 250 daily intercontinental flights between the main destinations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Negotiations are underway to join this alliance with Aeromexico, TAROM and Czech Airlines.

On June 9, 2005 SkyTeam announced the details of the partner program which would become the first step for other airlines to join the alliance, the airlines selected were Air Europa, Copa Airlines, Kenya Airways and Tarom. Then on January 16, 2006 SkyTeam announced the fifth airline in the partner program, Middle East Airlines.

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On November 15, 2007, SkyTeam added its newest member, China Southern Airlines. With this integration, there are 11 member airlines and 3 associate airlines, thus the alliance serves approximately 428 million people annually, 16,400 daily flights, covering 841 destinations in 162 countries.