New Alitalia faced problems common for its predecessor on its first day of operations yesterday as workers staged protests at Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa and Linate, causing some flight cancellations and delays. "I don't have any illusions," Alitalia CEO Rocco Sabelli told La Stampa, noting that the carrier had drawn up an emergency plan for the protests. "There are problems to be resolved, and there will be plenty more to resolve."

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