Air International 2006-12
B.Hales-Dutton - Turbulent Times at Alitalia /Commercial/
Alitalia operated Boeing 747s on passenger services for over 30 years. The airline decided to replace its Jumbo fleet with the twinjet Boeing 777, one of which is pictured.
Italy's flag-carrier also controls low-cost carrier Volare Airlines, charter operator Air Europe and has a regional arm in Alitalia Express. Its fleet consists of turboprop ATR 42s and ATR 72s, as well as Embraer 170s and the type pictured, ERJ-145LRs.
For cargo flights Alitalia has replaced its Boeing 747s with MD-11s and currently operates five of the type.
Alitalia is implementing a revised livery on its fleet as illustrated by this MD-82, l-DACN. According to the company this involves no extra cost as the repaint is done during normal maintenance checks.
Short-haul Airbuses have proved popular with Alitalia, indeed it operates the A319, A320 and A321. An example of the latter variant is pictured, 23 of which are currently in service with the Italian carrier.