'Alitalia to get 300 mn euros from Etihad Airways'
United Arab Emirates flag carrier would become top shareholder18 December, 17:34
Alitalia had already been turned down by Air France-KLM. Last month Etihad announced it had bought a 33.3% stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airlines, whose brand will become Etihad regional.
Etihad CEO James Hogan said at the time that the acquisition was a radical change which could be extended to other markets.