Alitalia is the national Italian airline company, part of the Alitalia Group.
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Alitalia was founded in 1947, in which year it carried over 10,000 passengers. The inaugural flight, made by the very first plane in the fleet was a Fiat G-12 Alcione, piloted by Virginio Reinero between Turin and Rome. Their first international flight left a year later, travelling between Milan and various cities in South America.
Alitalia Airbus A321.
By the 1990s, Alitalia was carrying nearly 25 million passengers yearly. Today, Alitalia operates out of two hubs in Italy, at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa airports, serving 200 destinations in 24 countries worldwide.
Recently, Alitalia is trying to choose one of its two cities that it will concentrate into its main hub. Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci Airport and Milan's Malpensa Airport are its two candidates.
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