Esatto, they DID sign those treaties and the HAVE TO
comply with them. If it's not good for their accounts, tough luck.
"IMO AlItalia´s CEO can go suck an APU!"
It's a lack of respect to talk bad on someone when he is unable to respond to you.
"Anyway, this shows again how pathetic Alitalia and the Italian Government are."
Well, well, well... is enforcing the law pathetic? Is, by any chance, FAIR, that AZA had to comply with bilateral agreements and then when the others have to respect them they shove it up their $? Well, i think that making a complaint to the EU comission makes BA
is pathetic because they don't know the RULES of the game.
"As Italy is a member of the EU it has no power to dictate what airfares are charged by Community carriers."
And the British are members of the EU and they do not respect bilateral agreements.
"Does the Italian governement want its population to suffer with high fares?" Not only its population, it wants to punish the British and German populations as well. Sorry to come back to this, but I really think this is disgusting."
Dumping is unfair competition. BA
selling indirect flights lower than Alitalia's direct flights is an uneficient macroeconomic way (those two carriers have more costs than the direct flight, nevertheless they sell at a lower price)
"Nice to see Italy moving into the 21st century and embracing capitalism!
Such a pathetic display of attempted protectionism simply proves that on a level playing field Alitalia is unable to complete. Hopefully either the EU or WTO will do something against them."
I repeat, it is just "compling with the rules". And by the way, the "most capitalist nation" (which I love so much) has applied protectionism against Argentina by downgrading her to CAT II
, when we all know it was for political reasons. Argentine carriers can't increase frequencies to the USA, while AA
introduced a daily DTW
, Delta starts in October from ATL
again wan't to introduce the third EZE
"BA and LH can tell Italy to go suck an egg - the EU aviation market is fully liberalised now, no national government can override the EU where this market is concerned. AZ must live or die on its own merits, the Italian governments pathetic attempts to keep this monster alive are bordering on the ridiculous.
Instead of insisting AZ's competitors voluntarily give up their market advantage because AZ can't compete, they should be dealing with AZ's unions head on, telling them that if they don't pull finger and get some major efficiency concessions out of AZ's staff, the whole things going down the tubes. The Italian travelling public is voting with their feet (and their wallets) - if AZ can't take the competition, they have no place in the market."
You are completely WRONG. Go back and study.
Oh, and by the way guys, Alitalia will be privatized (Italian Treasury ownership will go below 50%) in no less than 12 months. Complying with EU rules. Instead AF
has still no privatization date.