ch aviationAlitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) has temporarily parked twenty-two of its aircraft. Though it still officially claims to operate 137 aircraft, extensive ch-aviation ACARS research has shown that the Italian national carrier has over the past two weeks parked two A319-100s, four A320-200s, thirteen A321-100s, two A330-200s in addition to one Air One (AP, Rome Fiumicino) A320-200. Most of the aircraft are at least temporarily stored at Rome Fiumicino. Earlier this year, Alitalia phased-out one A320-200 (joined by another which was damaged in a landing incident at Fiumicino) and an A321-100. Collectively, Gruppo Alitalia, which consists of Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino), Alitalia CityLiner (CT, Rome Fiumicino), Alitalia Express (XM, Rome Fiumicino), Air One and Volare Airlines (VE, Milan Malpensa), now operates 120 aircraft namely twenty A319-100s, fifty-one A320-200s, nine A321-100s, ten A330-200s, ten B777-200(ER)s, fifteen EMB-175s and five EMB-190s.
ch aviationRyanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) CEO Michael O'Leary says that his airline might "evaluate" a proposal to join an Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) cash call, should it be asked. Speaking in Rome, Mr O'Leary said that Alitalia could be restructured, "but the airline was suffering from too much political meddling, too many strikes and an inadequate fleet." A proposal to feed domestic and regional traffic into Alitalia's international Rome Fiumicino hub were rebuffed by the Italians who doggedly maintained