Air France KLM said it has secured the approval of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance for its bid for Alitalia, but the road ahead may be difficult as a majority of trade unions, and the future government, still must sign off on the deal, AF KLM chief Jean-Cyril Spinetta said yesterday in Rome (ATWOnline, March18). "The deal is at risk. But I still have hope," he said, according to widespread press reports. "Everyone knows that the margin for maneuver to improve the plan is ...

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