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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Berlusconi vows to save Alitalia

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has insisted the country's national airline, Alitalia, will pull through its financial crisis.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alitalia loan stirs rescue hopes

Italy's next Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that an emergency loan to Alitalia makes it more likely that the problem airline will be saved.


Friday, April 04, 2008

Alitalia announces new chairman

Italian airline Alitalia has announced a new chairman, after takeover talks with Air France-KLM collapsed.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Alitalia accepts Air France offer

Troubled Italian carrier Alitalia has agreed to be bought by rival Air France for a cut-price 138m euros(£106m:$215m) in a move to save the state airline.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Alitalia picks Air France for bid

Alitalia has picked Air France-KLM as its preferred bidder, clearing the way for takeover talks to pick up pace.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Alitalia rivals outline bid plans

Air France-KLM has said that it has offered to buy troubled Italian airline Alitalia through a share swap.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Alitalia on runway for takeover

Alitalia, Italy's nearly bankrupt flag carrier facing acquisition by Italian rival Air One or European giant Air France-KLM, has recorded losses in eight of the past 10 years.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Alitalia expects deal on sale soon

The chairman of Alitalia told union officials Tuesday that he expected to reach a deal on the sale of the Italian government's 49.9 percent interest in the ailing airline within a month, prompting speculation that the government had abandoned most of the conditions that led to the collapse of an auction of the stake in June.


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Air France, Lufthansa Are Holding Talks on Alitalia

Air France-KLM Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's two biggest airlines, are holding talks with Alitalia SpA as the Italian government seeks a buyer for the unprofitable carrier, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Alitalia to Be Sold by Government 'Soon', Prodi Says

Alitalia SpA, Italy's unprofitable state-owned airline, will be sold "soon" and the government won't oppose any of the foreign companies that have shown interest in a bid, such as Air France-KLM Group, Prime Minister Romano Prodi said.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Air France-KLM eyes carriers

Air France-KLM, the European airline, is studying potential merger moves with either Alitalia or Iberia.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Alitalia planning to sell slots at Heathrow to raise cash

Alitalia SpA is planning to sell take-off and landing slots at Heathrow airport to help raise cash to fund operations, the daily Il Sole 24 Ore said without citing sources.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ryanair would not want Alitalia even for free

Ryanair would not want to take over Alitalia even if it were given away for free, the Irish low-cost carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday, describing the Italian airline as a 'mess'.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Work is hell at airline Italians love to hate

Working for a failing airline many Italians love to hate is never easy, but some harassed Alitalia staff say a dud privatisation has pushed their working lives to a new low.


Monday, July 23, 2007

Italy looks for rescue plan to save national airline

The Italian government scrapped the planned privatisation of loss-making national airline Alitalia on Wednesday and said it would look for other solutions to rescue the ailing carrier.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Alitalia will be placed in liquidation if sale fails: minister

Italian loss-making airline Alitalia will be placed in liquidation if the planned sell-off fails, Economy Minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa said on Thursday.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Thousands stranded by Italy strike

A strike by Italian air traffic controllers and Alitalia flight attendants has left thousands of travelers stranded and hundreds of domestic and international flights cancelled. (page not found)

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Russians join race for Alitalia

Russian airline Aeroflot has teamed up with Italian bank Unicredit to bid for the 39.9 per cent stake in struggling Italian carrier Alitalia.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

For sale: the airline that loses £1m a day

A shortlist of potential buyers for the struggling Italian national carrier Alitalia is expected to be revealed today by the Italian treasury.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Alitalia boosted by sell-off news

Alitalia shares have risen by 3.56 per cent with news that 11 potential buyers have expressed interest in the troubled Italian airline.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Air France KLM snub Alitalia report

Air France KLM had 'absolutely no comment' in response to reports it had decided against making a bid for struggling Italian carrier, Alitalia.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Italian Investor Alazraki to Discuss Alitalia Bid

Italian businessman Paolo Alazraki has confirmed that he is leading a group of investors ready to bid for troubled airline Alitalia.

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