KARACHI: Alitalia Airlines has decided to begin operations in Pakistan as a cargo airline for the first time in history.
Alitalia is also a member of the skyteam alliance, which partners with 5 other prominent airlines.
The airline is now planning to capture the cargo market of Pakistani market by introducing the B 747-200 freighter in Karachi once a week.
Alitalia is interested in the Pakistani market and has plans to further increase its presence in Pakistan in the years to come.
**It seems that they're coming in just in time for the peak MANGO export season where demand for it in Europe-US-UK-CAN is massive. Flights will be nonstop from MXP and not via SHARJAH !!!
Its main competitors (from an all cargo airline point of view) from KHI will be CARGOLUX who send 2 weekly B 744Fs via SHJ/DXB + DHL who send 3 weekly B 727Fs and sometimes AB4s to KHI from BAH. LH will be returning its MD 11Fs to KHI next spring with 2 weekly frequencies each to LHE and KHI.