The holding company controlling Italian carrier Meridiana will be de-listed from the stock exchange and taken private Jan. 1, 2015 following a share buy-back program. The move will ease the administrative load on the carrier, which has been loss-making for several years, an airline spokesman said. Sardinia-based Meridiana was founded in 1963 as Alisarda by the Aga Khan, leader of the world’s 20 million-strong Ismaili Moslem community. It was created as a means of improving the economy ...

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