Last year’s investment  in Italia by Etihad – which valued the Italian carrier at €1.7bn –  had generated hopes of a turnaround and a return to earnings by 2017. Photographer: Victor Sokolowicz/Bloomberg

Alitalia chief executive Silvano Cassano has stepped down abruptly for “personal reasons”, ushering in fresh uncertainty at Italy’s flagship airline a(...)

Italian airline Alitalia’s planes are registered in Ireland because they are leased from an Irish company

For decades the National Accounts has been the bible for economists studying the economy. The most common simple measure of economic welfare is GDP, t(...)

Smoke rises over Rome’s Fiumicino international airport where a fire broke out overnight on May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Rome’s main Fiumicino airport was gradually reopening on Thursday after a fire badly damaged the main international terminal building and forced the c(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and Air Berlin are among carriers he expects to shrink or merge, promptin(...)

Etihad said it remains on track to achieve its strongest ever annual results, having carried 10.5 million passengers and almost 415,000 tonnes of cargo between January and September

Etihad Airways, which owns a 4.11 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, has reported revenues that were 29 per cent higher in the third quarter.The Abu Dhabi (...)

The airline, which began operating in 2003, had 98 destinations by the end of the first half, compared to 92 in the same period last year

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Etihad Airways, which plans to buy a 49 per cent stake in Alitalia, reported on Tuesday a 28 per cent jump in first-half reven(...)

Deal should help Etihad with its plan of creating an airline alliance that can fill its fast-expanding fleet with passengers

Alitalia is on course to be thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways after the state-controlled Gulf carrier agreed to buy a 49 per cent stake in(...)

Alitalia has agreed a rescue deal with Etihad.

Just in the nick of time, troubled flag carrier, Alitalia has agreed a rescue deal with Etihad, under which the rising Middle Eastern player will take(...)

An Alitalia logo sits on the wing of an aircraft operated by Alitalia during its flight from Fiumicino airport in Rome. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Etihad Airways said today it had agreed principal terms and conditions to buy a 49 per cent stake in Italy’s loss-making airli(...)

Qantas has long complained that Etihad has benefited from subsidies from the Gulf state, something the Abu- Dhabimanagement has repeatedly denied.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways had access to a secret, interest-free $3 billion loan from the Abu Dhabi ruling family, contrary to long-standing denia(...)