FS CEO to fly to Delta on Alitalia plan

Battisti will talk to Bastian

(ANSA) - Rome, March 13 - Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) rail group CEO Gianfranco Battisti is set to fly to Atlanta this week to meet Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian with the aim of hammering out a business plan for Alitalia by Easter, sources close to the talks said Wednesday.
    FS is handling the partnership talks of the former national carrier, which also involve EasyJet.
    The negotiations between Alitalia, Delta and EasyJet should pave the way for a new plan to be hammered out by Easter, going slightly past the original deadline of March 31, sources said.