Air Transport World

Alitalia bridge loan seen as likely.(Brief Article)

The European Commission was expected to approve at its July 20 meeting the Italian government's plan to provide a guaranteed bridge loan amounting to 400 million [euro] ($492.7 million) to Alitalia. Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio said approval was linked to a "strong commitment" from Italy that its flag carrier will be privatized. …

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