Antitrust authority examines Alitalia ticketing system
Carrier accused of commercial fraud in separate probe07 February, 16:56
"Simulations (have shown that) information concerning the carrier that effectively operates a flight is only provided at the third stage of on-line booking and in very small lettering," the antitrust authority said in a statement. In addition AGCM will also look into the promotion and sale by Alitalia of certain products and services.
Three passengers were injured on Saturday when a Carpatair flight skidded off the runway during landing at Rome's Fiumicino airport en route from Pisa. Alitalia is now under investigation for commercial fraud after allegedly deceiving customers by selling tickets marked Alitalia which were in fact for a foreign company.
The Italian carrier has denied the charges.