FCO has already been dropped as main hub.
Almost all long haul flights are at MXP
as well as most of european routes.
The problem is no longer FCO
but Milan's second airport, Linate LIN
, which should be closed to allow MXP
to really become a hub.
As the situation is now, all of AZ
competitors keep on stealing pax in LIN
to transfer them to their respective hubs.
The new AZ
direction seems the have already taken good measures to assure the airline a future and they are committed in turining it over to become a privatized, profitable and efficient airline....
Yes, they have a huge task to accomplish. I wish them luck.
As for some comments regarding the fleet...I wouldn't say that there are too many type ratings: MD
-80s have already began to be disposed of, the main european fleet being composed by A319/320/321. The long haul fleet has already been simplified to just 767 and 777.
In the next few years more 777s and Embraer 170/190 will enter service.
Many more planes will be needed to replace the huge MD
-80 fleet and to expand the long haul fleet. The latter, in its current situation of 13 B767s and 10 B777s, is not even enough for one hub operation