Alitalia confirmed that CEO Silvano Cassano will step down, effective immediately. Cassano, who is leaving for personal reasons, formally tendered his resignation to the board of directors on Friday. Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo will fill the role until the board appoints a new CEO. Cassano had been named CEO of the “New Alitalia” in September 2014 after the Italian flag carrier closed a major investment deal with Etihad Airways to return the carrier to profitability. ...

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