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About Alitalia

Alitalia is an Italian airline with its headquarters in Fiumicino, Rome, and its main hub at Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport in the same city. Alitalia also operates smaller hubs at Milan - Milan Linate Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport. In 2014, Ethiad Airways announced a 49% acquisition stake in Alitalia. In 2015, one of Alitalia's subsidiaries, Volare, was merged with the airline.

Alitalia and their subsidiary airline, Atlitalia CityLiner have codeshare agreements with many airlines worldwide. As of October 2014 airlines including Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Berlin, All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Portugal, Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, KLM and Croatia Airlines. In addition, Alitalia is a member of SkyTeam alliance.

In August 2016 it was reported that Alitalia were still in their continued chase to aquire a 49% share in Air Malta. The local Maltese media reported that Alitalia is to propose a four year-business plan to the Maltese government, outlining the Italian carriers vision for Air Malta between 2016 and 2020.

Alitalia Economy

Alitalia Economy Class travel is always a guarantee of convenient without forgoing comfort: With personalised advantages and services for all types of trips.

Economy Facilities

Depending on the duration of the flight, you can enjoy a snack or a light meal, accompanied by a selection of drinks, tea and coffee. 

On long-haul international flights departing from Italy, Alitalia offer two meals: the first one with an antipasto, a main course (choice of meat or pasta), fresh fruit and dessert and the second one with a snack or breakfast.

The third service, which consists of a snack and a drink, is served only for flights over 11 hours.


Economy Seats

Alitalia offers individual entertainment systems with a vast library of movies, games, music and TV programs on their new Airbus A330s and B777s, the opportunity to place a telephone call to the ground using satellite technology or to call a travelling companion on your same flight, but seats away, by dialling the number of his/her seat. Also, you can stay connected with WiFi connectivity on board.

Alitalia Premium Economy

Premium Economy is a great way to enjoy a more comfortable flight, with a higher standard of service, for just a little extra cost. Alitalia Premium Economy is available on all long haul international flights. 


Premium Economy Facilities

On the ground, passengers can enjoy priority boarding and a check-in desk that is exclusive to Premium Economy passengers.

Onboard, passengers are seated in a separate section of the cabin. Premium Economy seats are specially designed to give extra space and are fitted with a personal TV. Premium Economy passengers can also access Alitalia's Wi-Fi network and are given a blanket and pillow for further comfort.

Those flying Premium Economy are given a free baggage allowance of two checked bags, with a maximum weight of 23kg per bag.  


Premium Economy Seats

Each Premium Economy seat offers up to 40% more legroom and can recline back to up 120 degrees. The seats are each fitted with a 10.4" (on the Boeing 777) or 10.6" (on the A330) personal TV with full access to Alitalia's in flight entertainment system. 


Alitalia Business Class

Alitalia's Business Class service is available on Medium Haul flights, offering passengers dedicated services to make their trip as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Business Class passengers are permitted two items weighing a total of 32kg.


Alitalia Business Class Facilities

Your Business Class fare grants you access to the Alitalia Skyteam lounge as well as the dedicated check-in desks. Once comfortably in your seat, you will be treated to a menu that is inspired by traditional Italian cuisine combined with a wide range of complimentary drinks. On flights that depart after 12pm, an aperitive is served at the end of each meal.


What are Alitalia Business Class Seats Like?

Once on board, passengers can sit back and relax in the spacious Business Class cabin. With only four seats per row, there's room to spread your legs throughout your flight.


Alitalia First Class

Alitalia's First Class, known as Magnifica, is Alitalia's award-winning highest-tier class of cabin with the best standard of service.


What Does First Class Include?

Passengers flying Magnifica can enjoy priority check-in and boarding with SkyPriority, as well as a free baggage allowance of 32kg.

Passengers are also given access to pre-flight lounges and Alitalia's First Class Cabin with dedicated and exclusive food choices. 


First Class Facilities

First Class includes specially designed leather seats that transform into fully-flat bads and have a built-in massage system. Each seat has a 15 inch personal TV which gives access to Alitalia's in-flight entertainment system. 

Passengers are given complimentary access to Alitalia's Wi-Fi system, as well as a night kit and other Salvatore Ferragamo branded toiletries. 

Alitalia's food menus are expertly designed and provided by Gambero Rosso, with a traditional menu offering Italian cuisine, a healthy menu and special monthly features. Each menu comes complete with a full wine list and special blends of coffees and teas from Lavazza.


Does Alitalia Have a First Class Lounge?

Magnifica passengers are given access to the airline's Casa Alitalia Lounges at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa airport. Casa Aitalia is a luxurious lounge with a premium choice of food and wines on offer.


Alitalia Destinations

  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Curacoa
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United States


Alitalia In-flight Entertainment

Alitalia offers 100 TV programs, 100 music compilations, 80 movies, 35 kids programs and 28 interactive games for passengers to enjoy.

Alitalia MoviesTV

Check out the range of TV shows on board your Alitalia flight here.

Alitalia Movies Movies

There's so many different movie choices on board your Alitalia flight. There's new releases, kids movies and other classics to choose from with Alitalia.


Alitalia Wi-Fi

Keep in touch with the outside world with Alitalia Wi-Fi. Alitalia Wi-Fi allows you to check emails, browse social media, text and call.

Alitalia Wi-Fi Price

You can purchase several different packages for Alitalia Wi-Fi.

The LITE package gives you 10MB for $2 USD
The FLEXI package gives you 50MB for $6 USD
The FLEX PLUS package gives you 90MB for $12 USD
The BUSINESS package gives you 200MB for $20 USD


Alitalia Food

Alitalia Meal Options

Passengers in Alitalia Economy class can enjoy a snack on international flights under 3 hours, and a light meal on flights over 3 hours including items such as a sandwich and dessert. On longer flights up to 11 hours, there will be 2 meal services, one consisting of a starter, main and dessert and the second consisting of a snack or breakfast. For flights above 11 hours, the meal service will be as above with an added meal of a snack.

Premium Economy passengers can enjoy a selection of warm meals, breakfast and snacks. What exactly will be given is dependent on the flight schedule, time and destination.

For passengers in Business Class, the meals are inspired by Italian flavours, which will change seasonally in summer and winter. The choices of food offered also varies according to the length, time and destination of you flight. As a minimum, passengers on shorter flights will receive breakfast, or a pasta lunch or dinner.

Magnifica Class, or First Class, passengers will receive meals inspired by the finest italian cuisine and created by Gambero Rosso. Passengers will have three options to choose from; a Traditional Italian menu, a Healthy menu and a light menu.


Alitalia Special Dietary Requirements

Alitalia passengers who have special dietary requirements such as medical, dietary, religious or childrens meals can pre-order a special meal for their Alitalia flight. These meals have to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours before departure by contacting the customer center, or requested at the time of booking. The following are the special meals available to order:

      Children Meals   Baby Meal  
          Child Meal  
      Religious Meals   Hindu Meal  
          Kosher Meal  
          Muslim Meal  
          Asian Vegetarian Meal  
      Medical-Dietary Meals   Bland Meal  
          Diabetic Meal  
          Gluten Intolerant Meal  
          Low Calorie Meal  
          Low Cholesterol Meal  
          Low Salt Meal  
          Low Lactose Meal  
          Fish Meal  
          Vegetarian Vegan Meal  
          Vegetarian with dairy and eggs Meal  


Alitalia Drinks & Alcohol

All passengers will receive a drinks service with their meal, including both hot and cold drinks. Passengers in premium economy can enjoy selected fine wines, and each meal will be finished with a taste of limoncello. Business class and Magnifica passengers can enjoy a wider selection of wines from the onboard cellar, but also drinks from the regular service such as Lavazza coffee.


Alitalia Seat Selection

Alternative Airlines is now able to offer seat selection on all Alitalia flights! Passengers are now able to purchase the Alitalia flight of their choice and make their seat selection without ever leaving the Alternative Airlines site. Find out how to book your Alitalia seat today.



Where does Alitalia fly to?

Currently Alitalia offers 102 destinations worldwide (as of August 2016), all operated on a variety of aircraft. The Italian carriers focus cities include Turin, Venice, Tirana and Palermo although they have a large fleet capable of flying to major airports all around the world with flights through Europe, to North and South America, the Middle East and Asia as well as the North of Africa. Specific countries that Alitalia fly to include Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Eygpt, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.



Alitalia Frequent Flyer Program

Alitalia operates a frequent flyer program called MilleMiglia Program to reward regular passengers with Alitalia. This exclusive club provides benefits for flying miles with Alitalia. In addition, passengers can earn miles and request award tickets across the whole network operated by their new partners Etihad Regional, Air Serbia and Air Seychelles. The miles earned can be used to join or renew membership to the Exclusive Clubs.


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SkyTeam Alliance Logo


SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. The Skyteam alliance was the last of three major airline alliances to be formed after Star Alliance and Oneworld, but have since grown to be the second largest alliance in the world, second to only the Star Alliance.



Alitalia Airlines Baggage Allowance

Alitalia baggage policy depends upon the destination, travel class and the ticket issue date and as such passengers may bring one or two pieces of baggage weighing no more than 23 or 32 kg. Alternative Airlines now offers customers the chance to book extra baggage when purchasing their Alitalia flight. Please contact Alternative Airlines if you have any questions about Alitalia baggage allowance.


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are allowed one item of hand baggage weighing no more than 8 kg and measuring no more than 55 cm high, 35 cm wide and 25 cm deep.


Checked Baggage

On certain routes, if you fly Business on long-haul flights, there is a dedicated Chauffeur service that will take you to the airport on the day of departure and to your destination on arrival at no extra cost and in comfort and relaxation.



Alitalia Check-In

Online Check-In

Alitalia offer passengers online check-in. The link to this can be found here.

Airport Check-In

If passengers do not check in online, they must visit the Alitalia airport check-in desk at the airport.

For most domestic flights, airport check-in will close 35 minutes before scheduled departure.

For most international or regional flights, airport check-in will close 1 hour before scheduled departure.


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Alternative Airlines allow booking of Alitalia flights in English. Alternative Airlines offers a secure and trustworthy service for booking and payment of flights, with English booking to ensure quality communication between you and Alitalia.



Alitalia Route Map

Alitalia Route Map






Alitalia Destinations


Milan  dark grey plane icon  London


London  dark grey plane icon  Rome


Amsterdam  dark grey plane icon  Athens


Rome dark grey plane icon  Paris


Abu Dhabi  dark grey plane icon  Milan


Dubai  dark grey plane icon  Rome

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Alitalia Fleet

In terms of aircraft, the Alitalia fleet includes Airbus A319, A320 and A321's. In addition Alitalia also operate using Boeing 777's.


Airbus A319-100


Airbus A321-100







Airbus A320-200

Boeing 777-200ER






Airbus A321-100

 Boeing 777-300ER





Alitalia Airport Hub

Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport


Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport is Alitalia's hub airport and is located in Rome, Italy. It has 4 runaways and can handle nearly 40 million passengers every year. The airport also serves as a hub for Vueling, the Spanish low-cost carrier owned by IAG. Other airlines which fly to and from Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumincino International Airport include Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Joon, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Egyptair, Fly Ernest, Finnair, Neos and Pegasus Airlines.



Alitalia Airlines Aircraft, Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport





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