Consumer organizations have mobilized to guarantee the rights of passengers after the Italian airline Alitalia announced yesterday that it ceases its operations as of October 15.
The airline was bankrupt and despite the attempts of the Italian government to attract investors and save it, he had to announce the closure. Starting in mid-October will stop operating and canceled the expected flights.
According to IL Correiere della Sera, there are 250,000 affected, who had purchased flights. The Italian Government has established a public economic fund of up to 100 million euros for the payment of banknote reimbursements of this airline.
The Facua consumer organization has requested that, in this process, the rights of the passengers are guaranteed. The organization recalls that those affected by closing have the right to relocate them at other flights or provide alternative means of transport. They can also ask for the amount of their tickets to be returned.
Alitalia also offers to change the destination to travel before October 5, although the passenger will have to pay the difference in the price of the ticket, if it is more expensive.
If the passenger chooses to go to his destination in alternative transport (train, for example) and arrives with a delay greater than three hours with respect to the scheduled time on the flight of Alitalia, it must be rewarded between 125 and 600 euros, Depending on the type of flight, remember in Facua.
If flights were hired through travel agencies, these are those who must take care of relocation on other flights.
Since claiming.Date Of Update: 27 August 2021, 08:20