Lupi accuses Lufthansa of being 'afraid of competition'
German airline moves to block Alitalia-Etihad deal03 February, 14:21
Lupi defended negotiations between Alitalia and Etihad in a statement, saying they were "between private parties".
He also shot back at Lufthansa's allegation that the deal would use State aid in disguise to break competition rules.
"State aid? Circumvention (of competition rules)? It seems rather that it is Lufthansa that fears the competition," Lupi said.