Italian airline Meridiana is being offered for sale by its owner and founder, the Aga Khan. Meridiana operates four BAe 146-200s from Florence to Italian domestic and European destinations. The Aga Khan, who started Meridiana as Alisarda in 1963, has gradually been disposing of his Sardinian holdings. Meridiana is the last part of his empire to be put up for sale. Lloyds TSB and KPMG Corporate Finance have been retained to find buyers for the airline. Several European airlines are said to be interested.
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