Merger : Alitalia will be acquiring and merging Blue Panorama and Windjet...
Alitalia announced today that it will be acquiring and merging into its operations both Blue Panorama Airlines (Blu-Express on Italian domestic routes) and Windjet, two low cost operators which compete with Alitalia on certain routes.
These acquisitions will add 24 jet aircraft and 5 million yearly passengers to Alitalia's current traffic of 25 million yearly passengers and 144 aircraft. A few years back, Alitalia merged Air One into its operations. These consolidations will further reduce competition on Italian domestic routes.
Sourcing : Fodor Travel Intelligence.