Over a decade ago, when Francesco Galietti had to travel from his native Rome to Milan for work, he used to fly the nearly 400-mile route. Today, he takes the train. Galietti -- CEO of Rome-based political risk consultancy Policy Sonar -- is not alone. Figures released in 2019 by Italy state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato show that the number...

They've long dominated the food and fashion worlds, this year they've dominated sports, and now they're aiming for the skies. Italy's new national airline, ITA Airways, launched on Friday with a promise to bring pride back to its national flag carrier, after Alitalia, Italy's legacy airline, went bankrupt and ceased operations a day earlier. Execut...

Italy's new national airline ITA takes to the skies on Friday 15 October after Alitalia made its final voyage last night, with a flight from Rome to Cagliari. ITA, whose full name is Italia Trasporto Aereo, replaces Alitalia which ceased operating yesterday after 74 years. On the eve of its launch, however, ITA bought the Alitalia brand and naming...

Alitalia will take its last flight this evening before passing the baton to Italy's new national airline, ITA, which begins operations on Friday. The final flight, from Rome to Cagliari, brings to an end a colourful 74-year history between Italy and the troubled flag carrier. It is a sad, bitter day for Alitalia employees, most of whom will not be...

In the '90s the New York Times noted how Alitalia was mostly renown for its "trendy aircraft interiors and flight attendant uniforms by designers like Giorgio Armani, rather than for service or punctuality". An analysis that, although cynical, accurately depicted how the Italian flag carrier airline, from the end of the Second World War up to its...

If you’ve visited Italy at some point in the last 75 years, and if you arrived in ‘il Bel Paese’ by air, chances are you’ve traveled with Alitalia, which has been the official Italian national airline since 1947. And, if you’re like co-hosts Rossella, John, and Pat, you’ve got countless memories of returning to the Motherland “Italian Style” aboard...

Ciao ciao, Alitalia. Italy's storied flag carrier has announced it will no longer issue tickets, triggering a countdown of just a few weeks until its familiar red and green livery vanishes from our skies for good. The nationally owned airline is to be replaced in October by ITA, a smaller company with a different logo, but the service which once ca...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA), Italy's new national airline to replace Alitalia, will start selling flight tickets on 26 August. ITA is scheduled to launch on 15 October, having obtained its operating licence from the Italian civil aviation authority ENAC last week. At midnight last night, 24 August, Alitalia ceased selling tickets for flights depar...

On the heels of Americans being cleared to fly into Italy once again , a new Italian airline is set to launch this fall in the European country. The new carrier is currently without an official name but going by the temporary moniker Italia Trasporto Aero (ITA). It's a new iteration of Alitalia, the embattled national flag carrier that has been ban...