Lufthansa sole candidate to acquire Alitalia

Wednesday, 25. April 2018 09:07

German airliner Lufthansa AG remains the only candidate to buy struggling Alitalia, Sole 24 Ore reported on Wednesday. The German carrier emerged as the most likely candidate after offering the "most promising bid" last week, according to Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda.

In December, Lufthansa withdrew from the pursuit to takeover Air Berlin's subsidiary Niki. The airline stated it already "offered extensive commitments" but that the European Commission "considers this to be insufficient and has clearly indicated that an acquisition of Niki and its integration into the Eurowings Group would currently not be approved."

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