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|COMPANY UPDATE |
On December 12th, Alitalia's Chief Business Officer, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, met with the press in New York to present an overview of Alitalia's 2018 results and milestones, and to announce the opening of the new nonstop flight from Washington, DC to Rome in May 2019.
2018 has been a remarkable year of record growth for Alitalia, as we continue to head in the right direction: our passenger revenues grew +7.1% year to date November, and cargo revenues increased by 9.7%. November's latest results reaffirm the positive trend recorded in the past months: passenger revenues increased +8.3% compared to previous year, an increase driven by a strong performance in our international and intercontinental networks. Cargo revenues also showed a +17.1% growth in November compared to the same month last year. Our year to date on-time performance is 83.1%, and we confirm our position among the top European carriers for on-time performance. Baggage handling reflected a 98.6% delivery success rate.