Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.in a.s. has been transporting passengers and cargo throughout the world since 1947. Today, Alitalia is still the airline for Italians and for all those who choose Italy as their final destination or as a stopover to other destinations, taking advantage of Italy’s geographical position. Its services include the typical and closely related activities carried out by airlines companies such as flight and ground operations, marketing, business strategies, and sales.
In Italy, Alitalia serves 22 airports. In Europe, North Africa and Middle East the Company serves 34 airports. In the rest of the world, Alitalia planes take off and land at 13 airports. Since 2001, Alitalia has been a member of the Sky Team alliance whose members include some of Europe’s and the world’s leading companies – Aeroflot, Aero Mexico, Air France, China Southern, Continental, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Northwest and the “associates” Air Europa, Copa Airlines e Kenya Airways – and whose vast network provides services to 841 destinations in more than 162 countries.
In 2007 approximately 24,5 million passengers flew with Alitalia, representing an increase of 1,5% compared with 2006. The Company has one primary hub, Rome Fiumicino, and an operating fleet of 173 aircraft.
Again in 2005, Alitalia adopted a Code of Ethics and a Charter of Values, representing the cornerstone of the Company’s corporate culture and highlighting its awareness of social responsibility. The principles set forth in the Code are translated into real commitments that govern the conduct of Alitalia staff and the management of all activities ranging from business strategies to daily work, from internal and external relations, to concern for the environment and the community at large.