Alitalia caught up in election tug-of-war

As Air France bosses meet union leaders in Rome tomorrow to discuss the future of Alitalia, Mary Minihan in Turin looks at a takeover which is fast becoming a major issue in the Italian general election.

29th March, 2008

As Air France bosses meet union leaders in Rome tomorrow to discuss the future of Alitalia, Mary Minihan in Turin looks at a takeover which is fast becoming a major issue in the Italian general election.

Unions connected to Italy’s state airline, Alitalia, have reacted negatively to tweaked takeover proposals from Air France.

The original bid by the Air France-KLM Group was accepted by Alitalia and the Italian government , which currently holds...

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