Alitalia raised the level of cost cuts included in its Business Plan 2005-08 because of an expected 30% rise in fuel costs and a "more conservative estimate" for unit revenues in the short- and medium-haul sector owing to increased competition from low-cost carriers. The airline noted that the cost-cutting measures will reduce unit costs by about 20% by the end of the Business Plan timeframe. It did not specify where the cuts would come from but said that as of 2006, consolidated labor ...

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