Alitalia, founded in 1947, comprises the flag carrier and national airline of Italy. The company, commonly known as Alitalia airlines was making 5,500 flights a week by 2006. The first ever Alitalia flight was made from Turin to Catania on the 5th of May 1947. Throughout the 60s and 70s Alitalia was one of the most important airlines in Italy for its passenger, as well as cargo services. In the year 2000, Alitalia became a member of the Skyteam airline alliance thus allowing the airline to collectively offer flights to 728 destinations across 130 different countries. In 2014, Alitalia transported more than 23 million passengers and, together with Etihad Airways, is the Official Global Airline Carriers of EXPO Milano 2015.
Alitalia online check-in is available from 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure during which time passengers can print out their boarding pass and select their seat. Online check-in can also be carried out on a mobile device with the Alitalia mobile app and an electronic boarding pass saved in the passenger's phone. Alternatively, passengers can check-in at the airport Fast Check-in kiosks.
Finally, travellers on Alitalia flights need to be aware that children under the age of 11, 14 year-old children flying alone, and passengers with special baggage may not use the Alitalia online check-in service. In addition, the service is not available for flights departing from Berlin, Budapest, Damascus, Kiev, Malaga, Malta, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Saint Petersburg, Sofia and Tirana, or those flights to Damascus, etc.
Passengers with hand luggage can proceed directly to the departure gate whilst those travelling with checked baggage will need to pass by the airport bag drop desk.
Hand luggage allowance
With Alitalia airlines, passengers are entitled to one piece of hand luggage weighing a maximum 8kg and measuring no more than 55cm x 35cm x25 cm (including pocket compartments and wheels). A hand accessory may also be taken on-board Altalia flights including a briefcase, laptop computer, handbag or stroller for small children.
Checked baggage allowance
Depending on their class of travel, destination and ticket issue date passengers may check-in either one or two items of luggage weighing a maximum 23kg or 32kg. All baggage on Alitalia flights must not exceed the dimensions of 158cm (height, length and width). Checked baggage weighing and measuring more than the aforementioned weight and dimensions restrictions will incur an excess baggage fee and will be stored in the hold. Exceptions apply on tickets bought with the Light Fare which have a cost.
Airline name: Alitalia
IATA code: AZ
Headquarters: Fiumicino Airport, Rome
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