ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi will face two votes of confidence in parliament following the resignation of an ally from his coalition government. Will a possible resignation of his whole cabinet endanger the deal between AF/KLM and Alitalia or has it been decided already?
ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 3607 times:
Some recent developments:
Quote: Italy's Air One airline has launched court action to stop the Italy government-approved exclusive tie-up talks between Alitalia SpA and Air France-KLM, an Air One spokeswoman said.
"I confirm that we have filed an appeal in the court, in order that we can present our binding offer," the spokeswoman said.
The eight-week exclusive talks, due to run to mid-March, give Air France-KLM access to a data room of information on Alitalia so that the Franco-Dutch airline can present a binding offer.
Some Italian politicians support an all-Italian solution for Alitalia.
However, the Italian minister of transportation said that the merger between AF/KLM and Alitalia can only be stopped by a new government. This could end in lengthy affair... and be at a disadvantage for both parties.
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6920 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
If I were running AF/KL I would pull a Pontius Pilot, and "wash my hands of the whole affair." The ongoing political situation in Italy will never let the Alitalia situation be resolved in a business like manner.