Civil aviation profile prints. Available prints options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Alitalia
Registration: I-DATI Named: Siracusa Type:MD-82 Engines: 2 × PW JT8D-217C Serial Number: 53218 First flight: Apr, 1993
Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane, was the former Italian flag carrier. Based in Rome, the company had been in precarious economic conditions for many years and was subsequently liquidated. Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. was established on 16 September 1946 as Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (Italian International Airlines) and started operations on 5 May 1947. It was formed as a result of an Anglo-Italian agreement and was funded by the Italian government and British European Airways (BEA). Its popular name, Alitalia, blended the Italian words ali (wings) and Italia (Italy). Alitalia became a member of SkyTeam Alliance in 2001.