Alitalia – Italian economy minister says shutdown would be a shock for GDP

Italy’s Industry Minister Carlo Calenda spoke on the government’s EUR400 million  bridging loan to the airline
– "It (sudden closure) would be a shock for GDP (economic output) much greater than the scenario that we are looking at: a brief period of six months covered by a bridging loan from the government so as to find a buyer who could provide services that Italians need as travelers"
Liquidators are examining scenarios to sell the business.

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