Italian government, as expected (ATWOnline Oct. 6), approved a financial assistance package for Italian airlines amounting to €200 million ($239 million). Deputy Transport Minister Mario Tassone stressed that the aid package is directed to the Italian airline industry as a whole to "help them overcome moments of crisis owing to the rising fuel price," La Republica reported. It added that Alitalia will receive approximately €80 million. Because Rome cannot give aid to the ...

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