Italy’s flagship carrier Alitalia recently honored its best performing partner travel agents in Greece for their contribution to the growth of the airline in the country.
The awarding ceremony took place during a special event held at the recent Athens Flying Week 2018 airshow held at Tanagra Air Base.
“Through these awards Alitalia wants to acknowledge the efforts of its partners for the promotion of its product,” said the airline’s Country Manager for Greece, Cyprus and Malta, George Athanassiou.
Alitalia Performance Awards 2017
The Performance Awards 2017 were based on the final contribution of three partner travel agents to Alitalia’s sales last year.
- Best Performing Partner, ITALY destinations – Aktina Travel Group
- Best Performing Partner, INTERNATIONAL destinations – Altair Travel
- Best Performing Partner, INTERCONTINENTAL destinations – E-Travel
Sneak preview of new Alitalia uniforms
During the event, Alitalia’s guests got a sneak preview of the Italian airline’s inflight crew uniforms, creations of renowned Italian fashion designer and dressmaker Alberta Ferretti.
The new uniforms, which signaled the opening of Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June, are created in a seasonless lightweight fine gauge blue wool and customized with satin gold buttons engraved with the “A” for Alitalia.
The women’s jackets are marked at the waist with a gros-gain ribbon in the Italian tricolor of the flag.
The new creations include a suit for men. The outerwear includes raincoats made of cotton and waterproof nylon, for both men and women, finished with a removable lightly quilted lining.
The look includes cotton poplin blouses with pocket detail, foulards and ties in matching silk twill, leather gloves and wool knitwear.
Interest in Athens
During his speech, Athanassiou underlined the airline’s interest in increasing its services from Athens either with the launch of new destinations or boosting the frequencies of already existing routes.
According to reports, the third quarter of 2018 has been profitable for Alitalia. The July-September period is expected to close with a net profit of some two million euros.
Alitalia currently has direct connections from Athens to Rome, Tel Aviv (from May 2017) and Milan Linate Airport (from December 2017).
On October 26, the airline will launch a new Rome-Mauritius route, which will have seamless connections to and from Athens. Alitalia’s winter 2018/2019 schedule, includes flights from Italy to Havana (Cuba) and Malé (Maldives). The airline also operates a Rome-Johannesburg service since April 2018. All routes provide convenient connections to and from Athens.