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  1. August 8, 2014

    Alitalia and Etihad sign long-awaited deal

    Alitalia has signed a long-expected agreement with Etihad Airways, under which the deep-pocketed Gulf carrier will become...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Alitalia agrees rescue deal with Etihad

    Alitalia has been thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways, with a deal set to be signed as early as Friday, Italy’s...

  1. June 25, 2014

    Etihad set to take 49% stake in lossmaking Alitalia

    Alitalia is on course to be thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways after the state-controlled Gulf carrier agreed to...

  2. June 23, 2014

    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo backs Etihad to save Alitalia

    Seven years ago, when Alitalia was heading towards bankruptcy, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, then head of Italy’s main...

  3. April 10, 2014

    Etihad and Alitalia talks stall over job cuts

    Talks between Etihad, Alitalia and the Italian government that would see the Gulf carrier taking a stake of up to 49 per...

  4. April 4, 2014

    Etihad expected to seek Alitalia stake

    Etihad is expected to make an offer to buy almost half of Italian airline Alitalia as soon as this weekend, underscoring the...

  5. February 12, 2014

    Italy readies ‘strange animal’ postal group for sell-off

    On a tour of Poste Italiane’s headquarters in Rome, chief executive Massimo Sarmi proudly shows off banks of computer...

  6. February 6, 2014

    Air France says Etihad deal strengthens Alitalia investment case

    Air France-KLM is still open to investing more in its struggling Italian partner Alitalia if restructuring conditions are...

  7. February 2, 2014

    Etihad in final talks over taking stake in Alitalia

    Alitalia and Etihad Airways are in the final phase of a due diligence process aimed at the completion of an investment by...

  8. December 19, 2013

    Corporate Italy: Dio mio!

    The best Christmas panettone has plenty of zest, rises nicely and leaves a sweet aftertaste. Investors in Italy’s ailing...

  9. December 19, 2013

    Etihad Airways in talks to buy up to 49% stake in Alitalia

    Etihad Airways and Alitalia are in advanced talks that would see the Abu Dhabi airline become the largest shareholder in...

  10. November 17, 2013

    Airlines: upgraded

    Airline investors usually end up squeezed into a middle seat, well in back. Lately they have been sitting, not in first...

  11. November 14, 2013

    Air France shuns Alitalia share issue

    Air France-KLM has said it will not participate in Alitalia’s planned €300m capital increase, arguing that the proposals to...

  12. October 31, 2013

    Air France-KLM refuses to bend to Alitalia

    The chief executive of Air France-KLM has ruled out putting any more money into its struggling partner Alitalia unless all...

  13. October 23, 2013

    Air France-KLM and Alitalia at odds over restructuring talks

    Air France-KLM has accused Alitalia of sidelining it during ongoing talks about the restructuring of the lossmaking Italian...

  14. October 18, 2013

    Cross-border investments rattle national footings

    Every now and then, the implacable force of cross-border consolidation hits the immovable object of long-held national...

  15. October 15, 2013

    Alitalia shareholders agree rescue package

    Alitalia shareholders on Tuesday approved a rescue plan backed by Italy’s coalition government that includes a €300m capital...

  16. October 14, 2013

    Brussels warns Alitalia on capital increase

    The European Commission on Monday warned Italy to seek its approval before pressing ahead with a proposed €300m capital...

  17. October 13, 2013

    Letta’s faux pas

    Industrial protectionism is back in vogue in Rome. It is not a pretty sight. The takeover of Telecom Italia, Italy’s...

  18. October 11, 2013

    Alitalia averts bankruptcy with €300m capital increase

    Alitalia, Italy’s lossmaking national carrier, has averted a second bankruptcy in four years by agreeing a €300m capital...

  19. October 10, 2013

    Italy taps post office to rescue Alitalia

    Italy’s state-controlled Poste Italiane, the postal services group, has been tapped by the coalition government to acquire a...

  20. October 8, 2013

    Alitalia crisis talks as cash-crunch looms

    Alitalia, Italy’s lossmaking national carrier, slid deeper into crisis on Tuesday when a key creditor threatened to cut off...

  21. October 3, 2013

    Air France hesitation on Alitalia is better part of valour

    The horns of the dilemma on which Europe’s airline industry sits are painfully sharp. On the one hand, European airlines are...

  22. October 2, 2013

    Potential rival Alitalia bidders shy away

    Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, has signalled it is not interested in investing in Alitalia. Some analysts have...

  23. October 2, 2013

    Air France-KLM seeks sweeping restructuring at Alitalia

    Air France-KLM is pushing for a sweeping restructuring of Alitalia, in a move that could finally pave the way for the...

  24. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Margins to save themselves: Dan cites Morgan Stanley research which notes that European...

  25. September 26, 2013

    Alitalia approves €100m capital increase

    Alitalia approved a capital increase of at least €100m on Thursday as Italy’s lossmaking airline called on its shareholders...

  26. September 24, 2013

    Sales of Italian groups trigger backlash

    The prospect of foreign takeovers of debt-burdened Italian companies, including Telecom Italia, Alitalia and units of...

  27. September 24, 2013

    Telefónica eyes Brazil deal after sealing Telecom Italia control

    Telecom Italia’s Italian shareholders have struck a deal with Telefónica for the Spanish operator to gradually increase its...

  28. September 23, 2013

    Delta and Virgin joint venture plans approved

    US regulators on Monday approved plans for a joint venture on transatlantic routes between Delta Air Lines and Virgin...

  29. September 23, 2013

    Air France-KLM: plight of the carriers

    In Italian opera, distressed heroines sing at inordinate length about their plight. The same could be said about Alitalia,...

  30. September 12, 2013

    Italy’s Riva Group to close plants after court seizes assets

    Italy’s Riva Group, owner of one of Europe’s largest steel plants, has announced it will shut down almost all the companies...

  31. August 29, 2013

    Brazil fines American Airlines and Alitalia over cartel claims

    Brazil’s antitrust regulator is fining American Airlines, Italy’s Alitalia and two Brazilian companies over an alleged air...

  32. July 3, 2013

    Alitalia not to break even until 2015

    Alitalia, the Italian carrier, will not break even until 2015 – four years later than originally forecast – the company...

  33. April 18, 2013

    Phoenix sends Alitalia towards bankruptcy

    Like post-election Italy, Alitalia is leaderless, short on cash and confused about its future. The sorry resemblance between...

  34. April 2, 2013

    Virgin seeks talks over Air France-KLM link-up

    Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic is preparing to hold detailed talks about a joint venture with Air France-KLM and...

  35. March 31, 2013

    Air France-KLM calls for Gulf restrictions

    European governments must not allow Emirates Airline and other Gulf carriers further access to markets until they...

  36. March 19, 2013

    Ryanair orders 175 Boeing jets

    Ryanair signalled a new phase of growth on Tuesday by unveiling plans to buy 175 narrow-body passenger jets from Boeing in a...

  37. February 25, 2013

    Alitalia chief executive in sudden exit

    Alitalia’s chief executive has agreed to leave the struggling Italian national carrier by “mutual agreement” with the board,...

  38. January 11, 2013

    Letter from Lex - going underground

    As London marked the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, the builders of 21st century infrastructure...

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