Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Varese
Location of affected unit(s)
Somma Lombardo
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

120 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 March 2009


Alha Airport, the main cargo handler in Milan, is to cut 120 to 150 jobs at the Milan Malpensa International Airport. The company has taken this decision in consequence of the closure of the cargo activity by the new Alitalia. Alitalia was the main customer of Alha Airport at the Malpensa airport.

The trade unions reacted to the company's decision by going out on strike and involving the national and local authorities in order to find adequate measures to relaunch the Malpensa airport's activities (cargo and passengers), after that the new owners of Alitalia decided the 'dehubbing' of the Malpensa airport.

Alha Airport is the biggest cargo handler in Italy. The company operates in Milan Malpensa International Airport since 1997 and handles 70% of the whole freight in the airport, with 300 persons of staff.


  • 3 January 2009: Il corriere della sera


Eurofound (2009), Alha Airport, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 67801, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67801.