The carrier’s existing shareholders and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Alitalia’s new 49 per cent shareholder, announced on January 20 that the Italian carrier would adopt new network, fleet, cost-management, airline partnership and customer-service strategies. It is also adopting a new look.

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Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline owned by Lufthansa Group, will soon sign its first three codeshare agreements outside the close relationship it has with Lufthansa German Airlines.

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British Airways has unveiled a raft of new domestic and international flights for its winter 2012 schedule, which begins on October 28. UK regions will see more BA services as a result of parent company International Airlines Group’s purchase of BMI earlier this year.

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The airline will introduce new services from Dublin to Verona and Stockholm and will increase service frequencies on routes to Faro, Perpignan, Zurich and 10 other destinations. Faro will see increased service from both Dublin and Cork.

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Aegean Airlines has announced a three-tier growth strategy for 2011 that will see it add new foreign destinations, offer more frequent flights to major existing destinations to bolster the airline’s competitive position, and operate new direct international services from Greek regional destinations to support tourism.

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