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Air France renews KLM chief in deal on closer integration

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PARIS (Reuters) - The board of Air France-KLM agreed to back the reappointment of KLM boss Pieter Elbers, the Franco-Dutch airline group said in a statement, as it appeared to resolve a standoff over closer integration of the two airlines.New Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith had been pushing for more concerted decision-making in areas such as fleet management, as well as his own seat on the KLM board, but had encountered resistance from Elbers and the Dutch carrier's workforce.Concerns about his possible departure after his KLM contract expires in April led to a show of public support by its ...

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First Published: Tue, February 19 2019. 23:15 IST