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IAG to look at legal options over Italy's Alitalia rescue

LONDON (Reuters) - International Airlines Group (LSE:IAG) will look at legal options over Italy's rescue of struggling carrier Alitalia, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

"We're going to look at it (legal options) carefully because it is blatant state aid and we're opposed to it. Europe has got to stand up and implement the rules that exist," IAG Chief Executive Willie Walsh said at the AOA airports conference in London.

"Airlines that take state aid drag airlines that are doing things properly down," he said.

(Reporting by Rhys Jones, writing by Brenda Goh; Editing by Neil Maidment)