Alitalia investment deal can save airline, says minister

(AGI) Milan, June 23 - Alitalia will be finished unless itaccepts an investment offer from Etihad, said Italy'sInfrastructures Minister Maurizio Lupi. Unions have protestedagainst the United Arab Emirate airline's plans to lay off morethan 2,200 workers as a condition for making substantialinvestments. The deal would make Alitalia one of the world'sleading industrial airlines and strengthen Italy's airportnetwork. . .

(AGI) Milan, June 23 - Alitalia will be finished unless itaccepts an investment offer from Etihad, said Italy'sInfrastructures Minister Maurizio Lupi. Unions have protestedagainst the United Arab Emirate airline's plans to lay off morethan 2,200 workers as a condition for making substantialinvestments. The deal would make Alitalia one of the world'sleading industrial airlines and strengthen Italy's airportnetwork. . .