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Alitalia, Brussels approves economic aid of 13 million euros

For the damage suffered after the pandemic

Brussels has officially approved the economic aid of our country towards the air carrier Alitalia in extraordinary administration as regards the compensation for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). We are talking about just under 13 million Euros (12.8 to be precise) which give a little oxygen to the company, which has been in economic difficulties for some time. The measure was authorized by the EU Commission as Alitalia was unable to exploit certain routes after the start of the health emergency. The losses suffered due to covid-19 have been heavy, at least until the beginning of this year, as the Commission itself wanted to reiterate. The financial support to which reference is being made will be nothing more than a direct grant equal to 12.8 million euros, the estimate of the damage caused directly to the airline in the period in question. In particular, the loss of profitability was recognized as regards a series of routes after the approval of the containment measures during the lockdown. The damage, therefore, is connected to an exceptional event. In addition, Brussels found that the air route by air route analysis that Italy presented was appropriate, consequently the compensation claimed does not go beyond what should be established for the repair of the damage. Now a public response is expected from the air carrier in extraordinary administration.

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