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Lufthansa moves to block Alitalia-Etihad deal

Calls on EC to halt 'breach of competition rules'

03 February, 11:49
Lufthansa moves to block Alitalia-Etihad deal (see related) (ANSA) - Frankfurt, February 3 - German airliner Lufthansa called on the European Commission on Monday to halt the planned investment of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways in troubled Italian airline Alitalia, alleging the use of State aid in disguise to break competition rules. "We call on the EC to prohibit such roundabout tactics," said Europe's biggest carrier in a statement.

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