Alitalia announces it’s shutting down from October 15th
Alitalia, the airline of Italy, will cease operations from October 15th, and will be replaced by the public corporation ITA (Italia Trasporto Aereo).
After receiving approval from the Italian civil authorities this week, the latter will begin selling tickets on August 26.
Meanwhile, Alitalia’s passengers are encouraged to book their flights before the October 15 deadline or request for a refund.
According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, the airline has allocated a €100 million fund supported by the government of Italy that will be used to reimburse customers.
“From midnight 25/8, Alitalia will no longer sell tickets for flights from 15/10. It will be possible to rebook the flight within 14/10 or request a full refund. Soon a direct communication will be sent to all customers with further instructions,” Alitalia wrote in a notice.
Furthermore, travelers who booked an Alitalia ticket beginning with “055” on Alitalia Markets before August 24 have extra compensation alternatives, according to the airline.
According to the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, approximately 250,000 people have booked flights that will take place after October 15. These passengers have the option of having their tickets replaced or receiving a full refund.
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