The legacy of Silvio Berlusconi lingers on, and so Air France-KLM is left alone today wondering why it should punch a dirty great hole in its own cost-saving plan to save Alitalia – something the Franco-Dutch airline can ill afford right now, especially when it had all the right plans and intentions back in 2009 when it tried to take-over and sort out the Italian flag carrier before good old Bunga Bunga Silvio blocked the deal. The fact is that Air France-KLM dropped a clangor when it kept its 25% holding in the airline after the aborted and blocked purchase

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