Aeroflot closes door on investments in Alitalia
Sources say Russian airline may partner with Italian carrier14 October, 19:55
"Currently, we are not investigating any possible purchase of shares in Alitalia," said Irina Dannenberg, a spokeswoman for Aeroflot. However, the Russian carrier could be interested in some form of partnership with Alitalia, sources told ANSA.
The comments come as shareholders in Alitalia were scheduled to vote on Monday on a financial package that includes a 300-million-euro capital increase for the loss-making airline.
Alitalia had been narrowly saved from the danger of defaulting on its big debts last Friday when its board members approved a major government-led bailout, featuring the capital increase and loans worth 200 million euros.