As mentioned here in early November, Air France, being pushed with their backs to the wall by shabby Alitalia tactics, has let Etihad Airways into the room….There is really not much more to say from what we said here over a month ago, other than to confirm what we all knew, that Etihad are in advanced talks that would see them become the largest shareholder in Alitalia with a stake possibly as high as 49% with a capital injection of around €350m. First Jet Airways and now Alitalia – Etihad really is taking on some serious work and expense. If

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