Ryanair to make binding Alitalia offer (2)

Only for long-haul assets, says CEO of Irish low-cost carrier

(ANSA) - Bologna, September 6 - Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said Wednesday that the Irish low-cost carrier will make a binding offer for Alitalia. "Ryanair will present a binding offer for the acquisition of Alitalia by the October 2 deadline," O'Leary told a press conference in Bologna, adding that the offer would be "only for assets that regard long-haul".
    Alitalia is currently in extraordinary administration as the government seeks to find a new buyer.
    The government has said it wants an investor willing to take on all of the troubled former flag carrier.