Air France KLM appears to be on the verge of being named a minority partner in the reorganized Alitalia, beating out Lufthansa for the right to purchase a 20%-25% stake, according to widespread press reports from Italy. Investor group Compagnia Aerea Italia met with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi yesterday and "explained . . . their preference for Air France and were told there were no objections from the government," a CAI source told Reuters in Rome (ATWOnline, Dec. 15, ...

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