Ita takes off on October 15 and together with travel agencies. After the summer of air transport “in the hands of low cost” – so have expressed the trade associations of organized tourism -, Italy Air Transport picks up the situation and prepares the take off together with collaborations with the trade.
With a barrage of chordsthe new Italian airline that takes the place of Alitalia from the middle of next month immediately suggests that intermediation will play an important role, Tmc in testa.
Agreements with business travel networks
The first was Uvet: “We are proud to be able to start working with a market-leading company that will provide us with decisive support now that we have started marketing our products and services,” comments the DG and CEO, Fabio Lazzerini.
He continues: «The intermediation players represent the fundamental channels for the distribution of flights and essential partners to guarantee Italy quality connectivity both with foreign countries and within the country ».
And here is the whole array of the main travel management companies gathering around the national carrier.
Adriano Apicella, CEO of Welcome Travel Group, interprets equally «with extreme favor the choice to invest in the agency network, identifying tourist distribution as a privileged sales channel». And Emiliana Limosanichief commercial officer of the airline, underlines how capillary networks and so many “They can only ensure decisive support”.
Even the Gattinoni Group signed the letter of intent that identifies Ita as a “preferred air carrier”.
President Franco Gattinoni observes that “Italy needs one flag carrier to return to being strong in the world and to allow the organized tourism industry to continuously plan trips for the leisure, business and MICE markets ».
A statement shared by the president Luca Patane of the Uvet Group which wishes “the best possible satisfaction for Ita with the hope that it can be a new beginning also for the recovery of the whole sector”.
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Ita takes off on October 15: press rumors
In the meantime, the changes from Alitalia to Ita keep the news on the agenda.
On the journalistic indiscretions published by some newspapers on 7 September last, the Commissioners of Alitalia in extraordinary administration explained that stating that Alitalia sells its fleet for one euro is a “misleading simplification and a harbinger of incorrect interpretations”
Those responsible denied it the reconstructions. To date, the operation is awaiting formal green light from the European Commission.
However, “it is very complex and the transfer value must take into account the assets and liabilities, which will be evaluated by an independent third party expert, appointed according to the law,” they say.
JOB campaign closed
For the new staff to assume, has been set up an online platform at which by 6 September – the end date of the campaign – 29 thousand 451 were received curricula.
Of these, 2,760 for the roles of commanders and pilots (1,298 arriving from Alitalia in extraordinary administration), 8,097 per flight attendants (3,311 from AZ) and 18,594 for the staff personnel (2,601 from the old company).
In the Mission 3 issue in distribution, we retrace the stages of the birth of the new airline and its role in business travel. Do not miss it!