Alitalia—Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. operating as Alitalia is considered to be the Italy's biggest airline, and the world's 19th airline. It is the flag carrier and national airline of Italy, which took over the name, the landing rights, many planes and some other assets from the liquidation process of the old Alitalia — Linee Aeree Italiane and all of Air One. The company has its head office in Fiumicino, Italy. The main hub of this airline is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome.
The fleet of Alitalia consists of 154 aircrafts which include A319-100 (12), Airbus A320-200 (55), Airbus A321-100 (23), Airbus A330-200 (4), Boeing 777-200ER (10), Boeing 767-300ER (6) Boeing 737-400 (9), Embraer E-170 (6), Bombardier CRJ-900 (10), and McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (19). Alitalia is the famous airline of Italy and offers various in-flight services to passengers. A variety of dietary needs are available on international flights. Children’s meals and peanut-free meals, notify the airline at least 24 hours before leaving. In- flight entertainment services are also offered to passengers. Passengers also get excellent seating capacity with enough leg space. Due to its in-flight services Alitalia has become number one choice of passengers.
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Major international cities covered by Alitalia are Catania (CTA), Abu Dhabi (AUH), Majorca (PMI), Florence (FLR), Accra (ACC), Marseille (MRS), Rome (FCO), Moscow (SVO), Bacau (BCM), Basel (BSL), Osaka (KIX), Paris (CDG), Riyadh (RUH), Genoa (GOA), Lisbon (LIS), Zurich (ZRH), Chicago, and the major routes covered are Chicago to Paris (ORD - CDG), New York to Paris (JFK - CDG), Houston to Paris (IAH - CDG), New York to Milan (JFK - MXP), Atlanta to Mexico City (ATL - MEX), Atlanta to Guadalajara (ATL - GDL), Miami to Milan (MIA - MXP), Atlanta to Monterrey (ATL - MTY), New York to Venice (JFK - VCE), etc.
Web check-in process is available for all Alitalia flights. It can be done for up to 4 passengers. You can select your seat onboard and change your selection afterward. This airline allows you to check in up to 20 hours before your flight departs.
The checked baggage allowance for all classes travelling within Italy is 20 kg. Passengers traveling to and from Brazil can carry 32 kg & other international passengers can carry 20 kg. Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Overweight baggage is subject to extra charge.
In 2008, a group of investors made the Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) consortium aimed to buy the bankrupt Alitalia. In January 2010, Alitalia celebrated its first anniversary since the re launch. It carried 22 million passengers in its first year of operations. In 2011, 25 million passengers were carried.