Alitalia-Etihad deal 'friendly', says Air France CEO

(AGI) Rome, June 26 - Etihad's acquisition of 49 percent ofAlitalia is a "friendly operation", Air France-Klm CEO andChairman Alexandre de Juniac said on Thursday. "We had 25percent of Alitalia. We have been diluted down to 7 percent andnow we are a very strong partner of Alitalia. We have bilateralpartnerships between France, the Netherlands and Italy and theyalso belong to our joint venture with Delta over the Atlantic,so this strong partnership is a benefit to all partners, butprobably more to Alitalia than to us or to Delta. So theirinterest is to

(AGI) Rome, June 26 - Etihad's acquisition of 49 percent ofAlitalia is a "friendly operation", Air France-Klm CEO andChairman Alexandre de Juniac said on Thursday. "We had 25percent of Alitalia. We have been diluted down to 7 percent andnow we are a very strong partner of Alitalia. We have bilateralpartnerships between France, the Netherlands and Italy and theyalso belong to our joint venture with Delta over the Atlantic,so this strong partnership is a benefit to all partners, butprobably more to Alitalia than to us or to Delta. So theirinterest is to maintain and consolidate these partnerships," deJuniac said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. . .