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Alitalia and KLM.

Alitalia and KLM formally sealed the strategic global cooperation first announced in Dec., 1997, by signing a 10-year "master cooperation agreement" Nov. 27. The alliance will include Northwest on transatlantic routes and eventually, Continental, with which Alitalia now code shares.

Terms include creation of two global joint ventures, embracing passenger and cargo activities, and ultimately creation of a joint cargo airline (ATW, 12/98, p. …

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