Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) cancelled the Air Operator Certificates (AOC) of its subsidiaries Alitalia Express (XM, Rome Fiumicino), also known as C.A.I. First, and Volare Airlines (VE, Milan Malpensa), trading as C.A.I. Second, in February this year ch-aviation has learned. Their aircraft have since been transferred back to the Alitalia mainline fleet.

Alitalia Express and Volare Airlines both operated several aircraft and partly also an own network and brand before they became capacity providers on behalf of Alitalia. For years, both operated a single A320-200 each mainly to protect valuable Milan Linate slots which they were assigned.

The suspension of C.A.I. First and C.A.I. Second's AOCs last month coupled with the withdrawal of Air One's certificate leaves the Italian flag carrier with two AOCs namely its own and that of subsidiary Alitalia CityLiner (CT, Rome Fiumicino).