Alitalia secured an eight-year, $445 million loan from GE Corporate Banking last week, bringing the beleaguered carrier one step closer to stability following the €1 billion ($1.2 billion) rights issue that concluded earlier this month (ATWOnline, Nov. 14). The deal with GECB will be guaranteed by mortgages on 28 Alitalia aircraft, according to media reports. Separately, Alitalia was fined €30,000 ($35,600) by Italy's antitrust agency for displaying "misleading" advertising on ...

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