While the long-term impact of the Dutch state’s decision to take a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is unclear, the move demonstrates the government’s “strong commitment” to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the carrier’s CEO said. The Dutch Ministry of Finance said Feb. 27 it had taken a 12.68% stake in the group and plans to match the 14.3% stake held by the French state. The Netherlands previously only held a 5.9% stake in KLM. “This move was a strong ...

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