Air France (AF) chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac told ATW the company would like to have Air Berlin (AB) as a partner to cover AF’s weak presence in Eastern Europe, although he did not give a timeline. “This depends also on Etihad (EY)," a majority shareholder in AB, he said. (ATW Daily News, Oct. 21). Although SkyTeam member AF has partners including Tarom and CSA Czech Airlines in Eastern Europe, AF still has a weak position in Eastern Europe, De Juniac said. ...

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