Many Alitalia offers, will decide today

FS key to airline's future says industry minister

(ANSA) - Turin, October 31 - Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said Wednesday that "many" offers for Alitalia had been received and the case of the ailing former flag carrier "will be closed today".
    One of the key offers is from national State railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), he said.
    "I don't want to save Alitalia, I want to relaunch it," he said.
    "No one has shied away, the participation of industrial partners will be fundamental.
    "In the next few days we will be able to see all the offers that have arrived, but I'm very tranquil because we have already received many offers.
    "It will be closed today, we'll respect the timescale.
    "FS is one of the subjects that have presented offers, now we'll open the envelopes and see what offers have arrived.
    "We will build the industrial plan".
    Lufthansa said earlier this week it would be interested in Alitalia but only if the Italian State is not a shareholder.
    Di Maio has said the State would take a stake alogn with FS to make Alitalia a flag carrier again.
   

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