Ryanair to Fight Italy’s ‘Illegal Aid’ to Alitalia Successor

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A Ryanair aircraft stands on the tarmac at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Germany, September 12, 2018. The airline will mount a fight to block Italian government funding of the airline poised to succeed Alitalia. Ralph Orlowski / Reuters

Skift Take: In a spat with parallels to U.S. airlines several years ago objecting to governmental aid to Gulf carriers, Ryanair will face the uphill fight of trying to block the Italian government’s funding of a new airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo.

— Dennis Schaal

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Airlines Double Down on Push for UK-U.S. Travel Corridor

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Airlines are pushing the UK and U.S. governments to reopen travel this summer. hildgrim / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Faced with the prospect of a second lost summer across the North Atlantic, major airlines are doubling down on their push for the U.S. government to reopen transatlantic travel. First up is a renewed effort for the much talked about UK-U.S. travel corridor.

— Edward Russell

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