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Global investment not threat but lifeline: Etihad CEO

Global investment is not a threat but a lifeline for aviation industry, UAE's flag carrier Etihad Airways has said, in the wake of its record USD 643 million investment in Alitalia to revitalise Italy's national airline.

EU accepts anti-trust remedies from Delta, Air France, Alitalia

EU regulators accepted concessions from Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia Tuesday to end an anti-trust probe into alleged illegal collusion over flights between the United States and Europe.

Etihad buys 49 percent of loss-making Alitalia

Gulf airline Etihad Airways has signed a deal to take a 49 percent stake in Italy's Alitalia airline and invest 560 million euros (USD 750 million) to save the loss-making national carrier, restructure it and return it to profitability.

Etihad Airways could make offer for Alitalia on Monday: Reports

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways could outline an offer to buy into troubled Italian carrier Alitalia on Monday, Italian media reported Friday.

Lufthansa hits out at Etihad's Alitalia plans

German airline Lufthansa hit out Monday at plans by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways to buy debt-laden Alitalia, saying it amounted to covert state aid.