Alitalia Chairman Maurizio Prato testified before an Italian parliamentary committee yesterday that the troubled airline is in even worse shape than is generally acknowledged, a striking admission given the already wide acceptance of AZ's financial difficulties. "Alitalia is in a comatose state, it's on life support and I am very surprised by the almost general state of denial," Prato told lawmakers, according to multiple news reports. He said the carrier likely will post a full-year loss of ...

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