Air France-KLM merger could deliver up to €1 billion ($1.27 billion) in savings to the airlines by 2009, double the initially anticipated cost benefit of €500 million, Air France KLM Vice Chairman and KLM President and CEO Leo van Wijk told Dutch magazine Zakenreis. Since the 2004 merger, the carriers have realized savings of €660 million, he noted. He also revealed that he is considering relinquishing his titles at KLM when his contract expires in May 2007 in order to take ...

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