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Airlines: EU takes aim at takeovers

While consolidation of the European airline industry seems to be the inevitable direction of history, the EU (but not only the EU) seems intent on strictly checking any potential infringement of competition and thus protecting the consumer. The first...

ITA leaves moves from terminal 2F to 2B at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport

ITA Airways is moving terminals in Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. An expected decision, even if its destination terminal comes as a surprise. It came in the form of a terse press release on the airline's website: From the 13th of December 2023...

ITA customers can now credit their flights on Flying Blue

Customers flying with ITA and having purchased their ticket from the Italian airline will now be able to credit their flights to Flying Blue. It remains to be seen for how long. ITA and Skyteam: the end of the...

Towards a new balance of power in European airline industry? Yes and no.

There's a lot of talk that the consolidation underway will totally change the European air transport landscape, with a new balance of power. In practice, this is true, but there are many nuances to consider. With IAG buying Air Europa,...

Lufthansa acquires stake in ITA in a moderate enthusiasm

The Alitalia / ITA psychodrama may finally be over, with the announcement that Lufthansa has taken a stake in the company, which should lead to a full takeover in the next few years. But not everyone is so enthusiastic,...

Air France: freed, released…ready to counterattack?

Air France has finally reimbursed the state for the aid granted during the COVID and is finally free to participate in the consolidation of the market in Europe! Air France handicapped by state aid Like many European airlines, Air France needed...

ITA in Skyteam, a scam?

ITA Airways is a member of Skyteam and as such is of interest to all passengers who are members of the frequent flyer programme of one of the alliance's airlines and expect to enjoy the benefits associated with their...

ITA takeover: will Air France-KLM be outflanked?

We don't know when the psychodrama of the ITA/Alitalia takeover will end. While the takeover of the airline by the Certares investment fund along with Air France-KLM and Delta seemed to be a foregone conclusion, it seems that the...

Consolidation in the European sky: who will eat whom?

The European airline industry is in the midst of a consolidation phase and the coming months should see several takeovers finalized, some expected, others less so. A dynamic driven by the three majors of the sector, namely IAG, Lufthansa...