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14 Feb 2019

BY Jennifer Morris


Delta and easyJet confirm talks over joint bid for Alitalia

Delta and easyJet have confirmed they and Italian state-backed railway company Ferrovie dello Stato have joined together to explore a bid to take over Alitalia.

Alitalia jet by hangar

It follows easyJet's expression of interest in a restructured Alitalia in October last year

Following easyJet’s expression of interest in a restructured Alitalia in October last year, easyJet today (February 14) confirmed it is in discussions with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Delta Air Lines about forming a consortium to explore options for the future operations of the airline.

“There is no certainty at this stage that any transaction will proceed and easyJet will provide a further update in due course, if and when appropriate,” easyJet said in a statement.

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