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Troubles at Alitalia, Air Berlin a warning to European airlines

Battle to cut costs could see continent's carriers become three-party oligopoly, much like in the US, where four big players dominate, say observers

An Air Berlin passenger aircraft landing at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Air Berlin and Alitalia had both been operating at losses for years.


A DOGFIGHT over the assets of troubled Alitalia and Air Berlin heralds a new shake-up in the European airline industry - but unless other carriers cut costs they may meet a similar fate themselves, analysts warn.

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