"The industrial plan approved by the Ita Board has undergone and is undergoing a process of profound revision in the light of the negotiations in progress, in particular with Commissioner Vestager. current situation".
This was stated by the Minister of Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, in a hearing at the Transport Commission of the Chamber.
"The characteristics of the Industrial Plan must be based on discontinuity, economic sustainability, market orientation. All this means that to fly Ita it cannot be too heavy, if it is too heavy it does not fly", explained the minister.
"The watchword is discontinuity, market orientation and economic sustainability.
In particular, the Plan incorporates a gradual growth of operating structures, staff, routes and the fleet.
Focus on two centers Fiumicino (hub) and Linate, gradual renewal of the fleet, strong digitalization and strategic alliance to accelerate growth and strengthen competitiveness on international markets ", said Giancarlo Giorgetti." The state will do its part but the company must then be able to sustain itself.
It is not possible to imagine a state contribution ", emphasized the minister." We are negotiating hard but the government also shares with the EU that the newco has its own economic balance.
"" Yesterday the EU Commissioner Vestager assured me that the refreshments will be given for an amount of approximately 55 million.
This is the request presented on 15/03 by the extraordinary administration to the integrated Misr for the damages suffered in December 2020 ", said Minister Giorgetti." The goal is the departure of the newco by June-July.
For this we must accelerate.
The time factor is decisive.
I have also emphasized this to Commissioner Vestager.
It is our interest that Ita leaves as soon as possible.
We are already late, Ita had to be operational already in April ", underlined Giorgetti.
The plan of the newco of Alitalia "must have the opinion of Parliament. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past, a fundamental issue is discontinuity, the newco must not be related to Alitalia. This will also have repercussions of a social nature that we are also evaluating with the minister of Work ", said Giorgetti.