23 May 2018
* EUROTUNNEL AND GE PARTNER TO INCREASE TRAFFIC IN CHANNEL TUNNEL
* Atlantia's core earnings rose 6 pct in 2017 (Adds Atlantia CEO quotes, details, Getlink CEO quote)
PARIS Channel tunnel operator Getlink on Friday said it welcomed the purchase by Italy's Atlantia of a 15.49 percent stake in its capital as a sign of confidence.
PARIS, Feb 21 Channel tunnel operator Getlink posted higher 2017 profits on Wednesday despite a slowing British economy and said it would split the chairman and CEO roles within three years.