and Air France inaugurated their alliance on flights between France and Italy
in November, implementing the bilateral agreement signed on last July 27, 2001,
after negotiations that started in the Spring.
commercial partnership between Alitalia and Air France enables the two airlines
to step up capacity and improve services offered to customers, both on passenger
and cargo routes.
partnership is also built around the joint commitment to develop a "multi-hub"
system, based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Europe's most efficient hub, Rome-Fiumicino
and Milan-Malpensa. These hubs, at the heart of a dense route network, offers
customers more than 64,000 weekly connecting opportunities, and form a strong
pole to deal with competition from other European airlines.
and Air France will, as from 12 November: Operate
all their flights between Italy and France on a code-share basis.
two airlines will offer 82 daily flights between Italy and France and will codeshare
on all flights between Paris and Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome,
Turin, Venice, Verona; Lyon and Bologna, Milan, Rome, Venice; Milan and Clermont-Ferrand,
Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse; Nice and Rome; Turin and Clermont-Ferrand.
Offer reciprocal frequent flyer
and Air France passengers who are members of Air France's Frequence Plus and/or
Alitalia's MilleMiglia programmes, can earn Miles on the two partner airlines'
flights which can be exchanged for reward tickets on both airlines.
after signing an agreement with SkyTeam on 27 July 2001, Alitalia has been using
the entire range of Alliance products since 1st November 2001. Thanks to the arrival
of Alitalia, SkyTeam customers now benefit from 869 additional daily flights to
21 new destinations in 6 countries. With approximately 8,000 flights, SkyTeam
and Alitalia serve more than 500 destinations in 120 countries.
boasted turnover of 5.46bn euros in 2000. It has its own fleet of 166 aircraft
and flies to 119 destinations worldwide.
France operates a fleet of 365 aircraft (including 127 regional aircraft). Air
France is the third largest airline in the world for international passenger transport,
and fourth for international cargo transport.