Leisure carrier Meridiana plans to rebrand as Air Italy, according to the Sardinia, Italy-based airline and Qatar Airways, which has a 49% stake in the carrier. The change of name is significant. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker wants to see Air Italy become Italy’s most important airline. He believes there is an opening in the market given flag carrier Alitalia’s insolvency administration. Airlines vying to acquire Alitalia have expressed interest in different parts of ...

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