Bated breath for the fate of Alitalia. After the brief Easter truce, they announce themselves weeks of fire for the future of the company in extraordinary administration whose cash has run out, as evidenced by the late payment and 50% of employee salaries, and who now risks the operational shutdown at the end of the month. For this reason, from the beginning of next week we will try everything to try to reach a solution, starting with confrontation with the European Union which, according to what is learned from sources close to the dossier, should see next Tuesday a new round on a technical level between the Government and Brussels.

Of desperate situations in its history, Alitalia has experienced many but, this time, its journey seems to be at a point of no return. Soon, next May 2nd, 4 years will recur from the start of the extraordinary administration and, in the rosy hopes of the time, the forecast was to conclude that the sale of the company within a few months. And it is also a year that the relaunch project was conceived which then saw the birth of the newco Ita with an endowment of 3 billion.

If last December, with the approval of the new business plan, the aim was for take off in April, the deadlock in the negotiations with the EU is extending more and more the times of departure. And the time factor is not only fatal for the old company but it is also fundamental for the new one, which must be able to start on thestart of the high season of air transport also because the competition has not stood by in recent months.

If Italian companies sail in stormy waters, the Italian market always has its stainless appeal and, if the vaccination campaign continues successfully, there are important potentials to be grasped and exploited. This is how i plans prepared by foreign companies in these months, from Ryanair a Easyjet, gives Wizz Air a Vueling announcing new flights and bases in Italy.

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