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Air Italy bankruptcy: loss of over 2 million seats

The airline had 2,091,000 programmed seats between February and August 2020. 83% of these seats were on internal flights whereas 17% were on international flights. 

Domestic connectivity in Italy will be most affected by the sudden loss of seats. The airports losing the most seats are Milan (959,000), Rome (117,000), Palermo (116,000), Olbia Costa Smeralda (110,000) and Catania (104,000).

In terms of international flights, the connections with Africa are the most affected, with a loss of over 171,000 seats until end of August. Egypt stands out as one of the most affected destinations, losing over 62,000 seats between Cairo airport (CAI) and Sharm El Sheikh airport (SSH).

Transatlantic connections with the United States are also affected with a loss of a total of 143,000 seats between New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).

In the absence of news regarding potential buyers to refloat the airline, Air Italy has ceased to operate, thus leaving a considerable gap in the Italian air connectivity which will primarily affect the national tourist destinations.

Air Italy Bankruptcy