Milan Linate Airport
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Milan Linate Airport is an international airport serving the city of Milan, Italy. Together with Malpensa and Bergamo airports, Milan Linate is part of the Milan Airports System. Linate is the second-largest airport serving the city and is an inner-city airport, located just 8km from central Milan. Alitalia and its subsidiary Air One are major operators at the airport, which serves over 15 airlines year-round. Destinations across Europe are served from Linate Airport.
Location of Milan Linate Airport, Italy
Ground Handlers servicing Milan Linate Airport
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In Part 1 of our report on the Alitalia Group’s 2013-2016 Industrial Plan, we considered the first two of four strategies identified: the redefinition of the roles of Alitalia and Air One on short/medium haul and the expansion of its intercontinental activities. In Part 2, we attempt to assess its objectives around the other two elements of the Plan, on which it has given fewer details.
These two areas are collaboration with infrastructure partners (including a focus on intermodal connections with high speed rail) and the development of its MilleMiglia loyalty programme. In identifying high speed rail and the opportunities presented by better exploitation of its FFP as strategic priorities, Alitalia has shown some innovative thinking.
However, its profit targets to 2016 are far from ambitious and the Plan needs reinforcement if it is to become the much needed catalyst to provoke more radical change that is necessary to restore Alitalia’s competitiveness.
On 3-Jul-2013, the loss-making Alitalia Group announced its new industrial plan for 2013-2016. It includes refocusing the different roles of Alitalia and Air One, growing intercontinental activities, developing infrastructure partnerships and extracting more value from the group’s frequent flyer programme.
Possibly the most significant outcome is that it should buy time for the Group’s new CEO Gabriele Del Torchio, appointed in Apr-2013. Seeking cash from an increase in a convertible loan from shareholders and from other sources before the end of 2013, it holds out the promise of a return to a positive net result in 2016.
In Part 1 of our report on the Alitalia Group’s new plan, we assess its strategic decision to redefine the roles of Alitalia and Air One and to develop its intercontinental activities. In Part 2, we will look at its strategies around collaboration with infrastructure partners and analyse is financial targets.
Selling or leasing an airport at the best of times – and these aren’t – isn’t easy. Unlike airlines they are heavily infrastructure-dependent and have planning timeframes that stretch into decades. Entry and exit is much more difficult than for the airlines. But the few deals on the table momentarily are additionally hampered by political considerations. To a degree that has always been the case but just now deals in both Portugal and Brazil in particular are potentially threatened by factors that investors might not have taken fully into account.
The primary example is the sale of the Portuguese airports' operator ANA, which is running in tandem with that of the state airline TAP Portugal and at the behest of those bodies responsible for providing Portugal’s EUR78 billion (USD100 billion) bailout in May-2011: the other members of the group of 17 European Union countries that use the euro; the European Central Bank (ECB); and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), collectively known as the troika. The three-year bailout deal locked Portugal into cutting its deficit otherwise its creditors would not provide the funds. Portugal has so far received EUR61 billion of these bailout funds.
Aeromexico’s planned inauguration of flights from Mexico City to London Heathrow in mid Dec-2012 marks the third destination in Europe served by the carrier. The choice is somewhat curious given that Heathrow is dominated by British Airways and the oneworld alliance, with Aeromexico’s SkyTeam partners offering connectivity to only a few global markets from the airport. The Mexico-UK market is also not a high origin and destination market as traffic to the UK represents about 1% of the international passenger traffic from Mexico.
The new service being offered by Aeromexico with Boeing 767-300ERs, scheduled to begin on 14-Dec-2012, will provide the airline’s passengers direct flights to London rather than connections through Madrid to London Gatwick (45km from the city versus 24km for Heathrow) operated by Aeromexico’s SkyTeam partner Air Europa and service from Paris to London Heathrow operated by SkyTeam anchor carrier Air France. Aeromexico’s flights to London Heathrow are complementing the carrier’s existing long-haul European service to Paris and Madrid, which is the main base for SkyTeam partner Air Europa. Air Europa is bolstering its service from Madrid as the weak Spanish economy is triggering other airlines to pare down their offerings from Barajas Airport.
SEA SpA, the operator of Milan’s Malpensa and Linate airports, has confirmed it applied to launch its IPO on the Milan Stock Exchange despite choppy waters in the markets, the cancellation of IPOs by some other Italian companies and the withdrawal of Lufthansa Italia from its flagship airport. SEA expects healthy traffic trends going forward and believes it will list by Oct-2011. Airport IPOs are thin on the ground presently. How will this one fare, and what should potential investors beware of?
Air Malta’s troubles have become more acute as the struggling carrier’s unions increase their opposition to large-scale redundancies. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has stated the present situation is increasingly worrying, particularly in light of the EUR77 million the government has poured into the airline since Jun-2011.
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