Carsten Sporhr, Lufthansa CEO said,” Lufthansa would be interested in taking over Alitalia only if it were possible to make a fresh start with it.”
“It there wes a chance of creating a new Alitalia, as Europe’s number one (carrier), Lufthansa would certainly be interested in the talks,” Sporhr was quoted as saying by German media.
“Alitalia as it exists today is not up for debate,” Spohr said on Thursday. “But if there was an opportunity to create a new Alitalia, then Lufthansa as the No. 1 in Europe would be interested in talks,” he said.
Bids for Alitalia are due by Oct 16.