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AZ Suspending Lax!  
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Alitalia is suspending LAX as of 30Mar02, confirmed on thier website! This leaves just four US cities - Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City. Newark does resume, however on 01May02. In other news, for the summer, AZ will now send thier MD-11s to JFK and ORD in addition to MIA. BOS will remain a 763. Dissapointing to see them suspend LAX.


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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

How come they are suspending LAX?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

Bad move. What was the load?

User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Probably yield. Also, my mistake, but AZ will use an MD-11 on BOS-MXP this summer as well.


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User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

From Alitalia website:

JANUARY 2002

The following flights have been suspended until further notice:

TO/FROM
Milan – Beijing
Milan – Hong Kong
Milan - San Francisco
Milan - Los Angeles (as of March 30, 2002)
Milan – Nuremberg
Milan - Cologne
Rome – Rio de Janeiro

Flights from/to Newark and Milan are suspended through April 30, 2002.





User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Too bad we won't be seeing them at SFO anymore.

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

>Posted 2001-12-19 17:50:47 and read 45 times.
The source was "Il sole 24 ore" the largest Italian economy paper in an article at the beginning of November.
Of course that was only an article not confirmed in any AZ official press realased, that's why I haven't talked before about it.<

As I reported over one month ago this bad news was talked since last november, but never confirmed with official press realased.


For all AZ fan I have a interesting news (still unconfirmed):
AF has showed a project to Italian govern to buy up to 20% of AZ. Also if it will happen a special plan to develop again the Rome FCO hub is ready.



User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1385 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Wow,
finally they recognize they high potential of FCO.
If really AZ and AF will have a stake exchange (with AF having the major one) maybe they could begin a collaboration also on O&M for their common fleet (A320, B777) and Alitalia could plan its future fleet requirement according to AF: A330-200 for long haul and A318 for short haul.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

The potential of the FCO hub is mainly for leisure traffic.
That's why they are thinking to follow the Qantas example of an leisure long-haul airline like Australian Airways. This is only a project at this time, but they are working. But untill the privatization and a new owner, nothing could happen.


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1385 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 987 times:

A leisure airline like Australian Airways?
Do you mean a scheduled or a charter one?
Can you give me more infos about it?

Thanx

Stefano


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Technically, Alitalia Team is a "leisure" airline.


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User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1385 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 944 times:

No,
Alitalia TEAM is a branch of the Alitalia Group with low job costs. Employees of the TEAM division have a different kind of contract. But the airline itself operates just like the mainline carrier: two class service and leisure as well as business destinations.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 924 times:

I have no more informations at the moment.

I think it should be something like a more low job cost than AZ team with more flexible contract.



User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 888 times:

It's sad!!!!

I thought AZ would have used its new 772s on MXP-LAX and MXP-SFO routes!!!!!

I think AZ is cutting too many routes!!!!!!!

Does anybody know where are now AZ 742s???

Thank you


User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Italy is a weird market...

Mark


User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Seems a bit strange to suspend the LAX service at the start of the summer schedule!!!

Does anybody else agree that this is a stupid idea based on the fact that they flew the route during the entire winter season,when traffic is always a lot more quiet, and then suspend the route at the start of the busy summer season, especially as traffic is starting to return after 9/11!!! and SFO is already suspended, they would probably have picked up a lot of traffic from thee rto LAX where it's easier just conect with a commuter to SFO!!

Just my Two Cents Worth!

Pilot21



Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR
User currently offlineKartik97 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Perhaps a seasonal (summer only) service LAX-FCO or LAX-MXP could work. Maybe UA could try this but since their LAX-CDG flight didn't work, I'm not sure Italy flights would do any better. Otherwise, it's still easy for passengers to make connections to Italy.

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Well I guess I will be shooting them everyweekend to try and fleet the MD-11s.

Stephen


User currently offlineSkippy777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2001, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Do they still fly to Sydney ?.
They cancelled their flights after they gave the landin g rights to KLM.

KLM had 6 flights a week to Sydney, three via Amsterdam and Three via Milan.



User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 773 times:

No more AZ flights to Sydney, unfortunately.

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