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Could Ryanair buy Alitalia?

Post by RyanairBristol » 27 Jun 2017, 16:41

Irish airline will step in as long as ‘major changes’ are made at bankrupt carrier Alitalia

Ryanair has reiterated its interest in buying defunct Italian carrier Alitalia but only if the company is restructured.

In an interview with Italian media company Ansa, Michael O’Leary said that the Irish airline would be interested in buying Alitalia if it is committed to making major changes at the airline. Mr O’Leary added that the company was not necessarily interested in buying airport slots.

In May, Ryanair said it planned to offer Alitalia a deal to take over the bankrupt Italian carrier’s short-haul business while also selling long-haul flights on its website.

At the time, chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, said Ryanair was planning to propose a transfer deal to the government-appointed commissioners charged with saving Alitalia.

Ryanair has a bigger share of the Italian market than its troubled rival. Its operations there flew 36 million passengers in the 12 months ended on March 31st.

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Re: Could Ryanair buy Alitalia?

Post by Ryanairmadrid » 08 Jul 2017, 07:24

I think definately not.
They might perhaps operate the routes they drop but nothing is sure.
Alitalia employ oveer 14,000 people, so something must be found for them if they do cease operations.
Lets see what happens....

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