Air France-KLM said it was "pleased" by the Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines merger announcement and that it looked forward to combining with the new carrier "in the form of a joint venture offering a network with extremely attractive multiple hubs." AF-KLM said it had offered short-term financial aid to the airlines as part of the transatlantic alliance granted antitrust immunity last week (ATWOnline, April 11) but said that "considering the strong liquidity position of the combined ...

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