Milan, 19 January 2011 – By an agreement formalized today, Alitalia and SEA settled a litigation that had been pending since 2004, inherited by Alitalia through the purchase of Air One and consisting in the refusal by the same Air One to pay access fees for the services rendered by SEA (loading bridges, baggage handling systems, deicing) in Milan Linate and Malpensa airports.
The agreement, signed by Alitalia CEO Rocco Sabelli and by SEA Chairman Giuseppe Bonomi, allows to settle nine cases pending before the Court of Milan by waiving mutual claims, and envisages the payment of the amounts agreed upon within the next five days.
The agreement is the result of the valuable relationship between SEA and Alitalia in terms of business opportunities as well as prospects. In fact, SEA and Alitalia intend to continue and enhance their existing collaboration, through the development of their respective activities.
Alitalia and SEA are very satisfied with the contents of the agreement, that reflects the needs of both parties and witnesses the existing spirit of partnership.
Alitalia is today an important client of SEA and recognises the latter's high professional and quality standards provided at Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa airports, where the Group operates domestic and intercontinental flights with Alitalia and domestic and international flights with the smart carrier Air One.
For information, please contact:
SEA – Aeroporti di Milano
Tel. 02-7485.2863 - 2428