Alitalia Group said this week that its full-year net result "should approach the level achieved in 2005," when it lost €167.6 million ($212.9 million). It had postponed making a full-year forecast following a difficult first quarter in which labor unrest and falling passenger revenues hit hard on its bottom line. A more stable second quarter ended June 30 in which it showed "indicative and tangible recovery" and suffered a pre-tax loss of €53 million, plus a previously announced ...

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