Italian Airline Alitalia Takes Last Flight After 75 Years

Alitalia, a one-time symbol of Italian style and glamour brought low by economic mismanagement, will operate its last flight on Thursday after 75 years.

The airline will hand over to its downsized successor Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA).

The traditional choice of popes, prima donnas, and Italy’s political elite, Alitalia has been run by state-appointed administrators since 2017 to avoid being liquidated.

The Italian government has run to its rescue many times, spending more than €8 billion just in the last three years.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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