November 4, 2013 / 8:20 AM / 5 years ago

Air France denies asking for 5,000 jobs cuts at Alitalia

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) denied on Monday having asked for 5,000 jobs cuts at loss-making Italian airline Alitalia.

Scale models of Alitalia and Airfrance airplanes are displayed at a shop selling models of vehicles in Rome October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

On Sunday, Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore reported that Air France-KLM had set tough conditions, including 5,000 job cuts, for investing more money in Alitalia.

Air France-KLM is Alitalia’s biggest shareholder with a 25 percent stake.

    Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Mark Potter

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