Air France and KLM eye up Alitalia

Air France-KLM is in intensive behind-the-scenes talks to take over Italian flag carrier Alitalia, the Telegraaf reports today, quoting anonymous company officials. The Italian government has been working on a rescue plan for the ailing airline, and a merger is seen as the only viable option, the paper said. Around 62% of Alitalia is still in government hands.

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