Alitalia reported that in the first quarter revenues increased to EUR 639 million compared to EUR 515 million for the first quarter of 2009 (relating to the period 13 January to 31 March). The operating result (EBIT) amounted to EUR -125 million, a significant improvement compared to the same quarter last year (EUR -210 million).
The number of passengers increased to 4.7 million (+7%) versus the first quarter of 2009. In particular intercontinental and international routes show important growth rates of 35% and 17% respectively. The load factor increased by 12.5 points, from 52% to 64.5%.