Alitalia To Install New Business Class Seats And Wifi

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    Last year Etihad bought a 49% stake in Alitalia. Buying large chunks of struggling airlines seems to be about half of Etihad's expansion plan. I'm guessing the primary motive there is to expand their "soft" political power as much as possible. After all, how much can European and Australian airlines really complain about the Gulf carriers when they're partly owned by said airlines? ;) The Etihad stake in Alitalia was especially interesting, as it was a bigger investment than Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, and Aer Lingus. Also, Alitalia is sort of a hot mess. A really, really hot mess. Well, it looks like Etihad has high hopes for Alitalia, as they want to transform Alitalia into a five star airline in the coming years. They realize the only way to make money is to downsize and focus on the premium market, so they're working towards attracting more business class passengers. The post Alitalia To Install New Business Class Seats And Wifi appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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