Luca Ciarlini

Senior Associate

Former HO Operations and Network at Alitalia, MD of Aviapartner (Flightcare) Ground Handling Rome

Luca Ciarlini is the former Head of Operations and Network in Alitalia. His responsibilities spanned from managing all operational areas, including ground, maintenance airworthiness, crew, fleet and the OCC platform, to the development of the hub systems within the Skyteam alliance, the day-by-day management of revenues, fleet optimisation and relationships with partner airlines.

As Senior Vice President of Network and Commercial at Alitalia, Luca was responsible for re-designing the airline network on a complementary two hubs system, in order to boost connecting flows and expand long haul network. Luca developed the new OCC for the airline and integrated all operational process with the hub control centres in Rome Fiumicino and Milan–Malpensa airports, improving operational performance in line with the five large European competitors. Luca was also Managing Director of Flightcare, a subsidiary of the FCC Group and later Managing Director of Aviapartner Italy, the airport services company where he was heavily involved in restructuring ground operations services to airlines.

Luca is highly involved in a range of projects for Nyras directly relating to business restructuring, commercial services, fleet advisory, airport advisory and business performance improvement. Some of his key assignments include:

  • Key team member that developed a plan to optimise the strategy and relationship of key partner airlines at a major Gulf Airport
  • Designing an integrated network and schedule merging two separate operations of two German airlines as the main driver for assessing a joint business project
  • Operating as a shadow CCO for an Irish regional carrier during its transformation from a franchise operation to an independent carrier

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