After 74 years, the night flight from the city of Cagliari to Rome on July 14th concluded the history of the airline Alitalia, a symbol of Italian aviation throughout the world. Although a new fully state airline will be born with 52 aircraft and a third of the employees who were from Alitalia, with this brand the dream of businessman Germán Efromovich dies of becoming the owner of said company that he tried to buy in July 2020, when the pandemic ended it bankrupt.
It was in mid-April 2020 that the Italian government announced an investment of 3 billion euros, taking over the company to prevent it from succumbing to the contingency. At that time, Efromovich claiming to have a billion euros ready to acquire Alitalia or to participate in the new company that would emerge from the intervention of the Italian state. But the businessman waited for an answer that never came.
A year and a half later, Alitalia closed after reporting losses of 1.8 billion euros, direct resources from the Italian treasury. A new company called Italia Transporte Aéreo (ITA) was born, which will start operating the flights considered essential for air connections in the country. For its part, the Fiumicino Airport in Rome is home to around 8,000 unemployed Alitalia employees who, since July 16, will be officially unemployed.