1947 The first flight takes off On 5 May 1947, Alitalia-Aereolinee Italiane Internazionali operated its first flight on the Turin-Rome-Catania route with a Fiat G-12. In July of the same year, it made its first international flight from Rome to Oslo with a Savoia Marchetti SM95 aircraft with 38 passengers on board.
1950 New in-flight service The first Alitalia flight attendants, dressed in uniforms designed by Sorelle Fontana, made their first flights. The four-engine DC4 entered service.
The airline began serving hot meals that made the Company one of the carriers most preferred by international travelers.
1957 Alitalia L.A.I. is established Alitalia merged with LAI and became Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane with 3000 employees and a fleet of 37 aircraft. In the international airline company rankings, Alitalia jumped from 20th to 12th place.
1960 The Olympics fly Alitalia Alitalia was the official carrier of the Rome Olympics and for the first time carried more than 1 million passengers in one year. The first jets entered service, the new Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino was opened and Alitalia transferred its operations base here.
1969-70 The "Jumbo" and the new logo Alitalia modified its logo and aircraft livery: the “Winged Arrow” was replaced by the tri-color “A”. The Boeing 747 jumbo jet entered service and Alitalia became the first European airline company to fly with an "all jet" fleet.
1980-82 New Airbus A300 and MD80 The fleet renewal continued with the insertion of the Airbus A300, twin-engine jets with great capacity, and the new MD Super 80 for medium-haul flights, while the B747 Combi became part of the fleet, permitting greater flexibility in passenger and cargo transport.
1991-92 MilleMiglia arrives It was now possible to fly nonstop for more than 12,000 km with MD11, a new three-engine jet. Giorgio Armani designed new uniforms and he also collaborated in the design of the interiors of the new aircraft. The MilleMiglia Program was launched.
1997 Maya was born on board On 3 November 1997 at 11:15 PM on board flight AZ 769 from Bombay to Roma, Maya was born, a beautiful little girl weighing approximately 6 pounds, thanks to the assistance of an Italian gynecologist on board and the entire crew.
2001-02 Entry into SkyTeam Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane became part of the SkyTeam Alliance, joining Air France, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, Aeromexico and CSA Czech Airlines. The modern and efficient twin-engine B777 replaced the glorious B 747s on the long-haul routes.
2009 Alitalia - C.A.I. begins service On 13 January, Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italiana operated its first flight. The company took over the goods, infrastructures and personnel from Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane and absorbed Air One, creating a single airline, leader in Italy.
2015 A 2015 with a five stars future From the first January the new Alitalia has begun its operations, an Italian company with a 49% of capital investment from Etihad Airways the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates.