Alitalia: report about air traffic
Added on Fri July 16th, 2021
Air traffic is recovering and in particular the flow of tourists from America is coming back. On May 30, an Alitalia New York-Rome flight took off. It carried 183 passengers, representing around 71% of total capacity.
The flight fill rate confirms that American tourism to Italy shows a hint of recovery. But it also allows to check how Alitalia is doing in this period, while waiting to hand over the management to Italia Trasporto Aereo, the public newco created to relaunch the company. Corriere della Sera analyzed about 1,220 flights operated by Alitalia in the week of May 24-30 – excluding cargo flights – on domestic, international and intercontinental routes. During the period examined, the Italian airline’s planes flew with a 75% occupancy rate. The financial data are not known.
Of course, it should be pointed out that anti-Covid restrictions have forced airlines to cut flights and seats for sale. In May, Alitalia’s seat offerings were 71% less than in the same month in 2019, before the pandemic broke out.
Intercontinental flights, however, filled up by an average of 49%. The figure obviously varies depending on the route.
On short and medium routes Alitalia recorded a load factor of 76% on domestic destinations and 74% on international ones.In particular, there was an increase on flights to Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. In particular, there was an increase in the number of flights to Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. Everything always depends on the route.
Read the Italian article on Corriere della Sera.
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