Air France-KLM intends to acquire all of the shares of Alitalia in the first quarter of 2013

Air France (Paris) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) are planning to acquire the remaining shares of Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) in the first quarter of 2013 through a shares swap according to a report by The Tribune.

On January 13, 2009 the reorganized and refinanced version of Alitalia re-launched operations. Compagnia Aerea Italiana sold 25% of the company’s shares to Air France-KLM for €322 million. Air France-KLM also have an option, subject to certain conditions, to purchase the additional shares.

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