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Subsequent events

Meridiana establishes its Hub at Malpensa

Following the acquisition of 49% of its shares by Qatar Airways, Meridiana, now Air Italy, announced that it is to establish its hub at Malpensa. It also presented a plan to expand its fleet with 50 new aircraft and increase its passengers from 2.5 to 10 million over 5 years. The network will also expand gradually, through destinations that will support new long-haul routes from Milan Malpensa to New York and Miami. These two new routes which will be launched next June will be preceded by new domestic routes operated in connection with intercontinental flights from Milan Malpensa and departing from Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Lamezia Terme as from May 1. Next September, Air Italy will begin the Milan–Bangkok connection with four flights a week and three additional long-haul connections will be announced before the end of the year. The strategic plan also includes the increasing of short-haul flights and the reaching of 50 destinations served in a year by 2022.

Top Employers Italy 2018 Certification

The annual research conducted by Top Employers Institute certifies the best companies in the world in the area of Human Resources and, particularly, those which constantly strive to improve and optimise their Human Resource processes. SEA’s certification process commenced in 2017 through a strict and thorough audit process - the HR Best Practices Survey - in which SEA reached the required standard levels to obtain the recognition of Top Employer and which was officially recognised in 2018.

Certification of the Management System for Preventing Corruption

The certification process of SEA’s Management System for Preventing Corruption concluded positively, pursuant to the UNI ISO 37001:2016 "Antibribery Management Systems" Standard, with the issue of the certificate by TUV Italia Srl on March 8, 2018. The certificate is valid for three years and is subject to an annual monitoring audit.