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Alitalia, in line with what is currently happening with the major European carriers, segment focuses on low-cost and acquires Wind Jet, airline based in Catania, founded in 2003 by the patron of Catania football Antonino Pulvirenti.
Currently Wind Jet is the first low cost airline in Italy, the sixth for domestic market share (6,2% in 2011) and has bases in Catania, Palermo and Rimini.
Alitalia so, after acquiring Air One, buy an airline which “aims to acquire the know-how in flights low cost, completing and enriching its portfolio of products and expertise”.
Is not successful integration with Blue Panorama (2 million passengers in 2011), other airline operating scheduled and charter flights intercontinental mark Blu-Express.
For the operation with British Airways Wind Jet is in line with what has been done recently by other groups of European air transport, "Aimed at strengthening the activities in the segment of low cost”.
Currently the goal of every company is to counter the air dominance of Ryanair traveling at incredible rates of growth both in Italy and Europe.
For Thornton the agreement “recognizes the quality of work and recognizes the skills and achievements in recent years in building the first low cost Italian”.
There remain concerns about the future acquisition. A few months ago Senator and Chairman of the Liberal PD Enzo Bianco said that "the attention of Alitalia to South, and in flights to Catania and Sicily in particular, has gradually diminished.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that AgustaWestland North America, Inc. ha consegnato un AW139 all’Aeronautica Militare egiziana.
A Laveno Mombello (Varese) are expected 70 Feast for the glider pilots in flight, 26Trofeo Valerio Albrizio, sponsored by the City. Will be four days of flight, entertainment and fun for all, from 28 April to 1 May. Centre of the event will be the landing field of the Delta Club Laveno, Event organizer, in the locality Pradaccio, with snack bar and children's play area.
I will use as a hang-gliders take off the scenic Sasso del Ferro (1062 m), reached by cable car, and the Monte Nudo (1235 m) above Cittiglio. Hence, according to weather conditions, can fly for tens of kilometers to the tops of the nearby foothills and Switzerland, in a breathtaking setting that has few equals in the world before landing in Laveno. The international competition will in samples such as Alex Ploner, San Cassiano South Tyrol, World Champion, Christian Ciech, Trentino transplanted to Mornington (Varese), silver medal, the champion Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) and the blue team, World title holders, men to beat.
Another star of Valerio Albrizio will Icarus 2000, Varese leading company in the construction of gliders. Its wings flying in the skies around the planet and 1996, debut season of racing cross-country in the modern era, have won five world titles and earned eight unbeaten record, come i 701 kilometers traveled in the United States in 2001.