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Lufthansa's offer to Alitalia most promising, says Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development

Lufthansa and easyJet have shown interest this month for the loss-making Italian airline, Alitalia.


Devdiscourse News Desk 16 Apr 2018, 06:55 AM Italy
  • Lufthansa’s proposal to loss-making Alitalia seems most promising at the moment, said Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda. (Image Credit: Wikmedia)

Lufthansa’s proposal to loss-making Alitalia seems most promising at the moment, said Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda. Alitalia is an airline that remains fragile and needs a partner.

Lufthansa and EasyJet have shown interest this month for the loss-making Italian airline.

Recently, EasyJet said it has submitted a revised expression of interest for a restructured Alitalia as part of a consortium, declining to provide further details.

Lufthansa then said it has submitted a document setting out its ideas for a “new” Alitalia. “We can imagine further talks being held on this basis,” a spokesman said.

Carlo Calenda also called Vivendi an “awful” investor in Telecom Italia in an interview to La Repubblica daily on Monday, as the French media group fights to keep its grip on Italy’s biggest phone group.

Calenda defended the decision of state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to take a stake in the phone group and added that Italy should have a single telecom network.

                                                                                                                          (With inputs from Reuters)

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