Giancarlo Cimoli, is the super-manager that made Ferrovie Dello Stato the best railway system in Europe (Premium EurostarItalia trains travel through all Italy, tickets cost 1/3 of British Rail counterparts and they are the safest railway system in Europe, with less than half of deaths than the German DB
When he entered AF
Argentina">FS, he didn't knew a thing about the Railway industry.
Now, appointed by the Berlusconi goverment, he transfered to Alitalia and became both President and Chairman (Amministratore Delegato).
In just few months Alitalia has increased it's load factors and other figures also show recovery. (It was posted here in a.net btw)
He has announced that he will re-introduce 5 MD
-11Combi and 3 ATR42 that were grounded. So in reality, Alitalia is
going to increase it's operating fleet in these two years. Going back to Shanghai and Los Angeles next year. Also we don't have to forget that Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. has been the launch customer of the EMB-170, with now 6 planes operating for them.
Anyway, AZA will be privatized before the 2006 elections, where Berlusconi will be re-elected by it's people for sure, but let's leave politics out of the question.
Alitalia is an incredibly large intangible asset for Italy, that we italians will never
let go. Just like France will never let go AF
Anyway, for the ones that think there is no future, Alitalia is the market leader in a market that, as sources said some months ago, will grow at a rate of 4% p.a. in the following 10 year period, being the fastest growing in Europe. In business we call it a "Star", and it's the best position you can be on.
Grazie per aver scelto Alitalia, vi auguriamo un buon soggiorno. A r r i v e d e r c i.