Italy - Alitalia’s future is at stake - January 31, 2018

Alitalia entered into bankruptcy proceedings in May 2017 after workers rejected a deal brokered by unions and management that would have seen job and pay cuts. Alitalia is currently losing up to a monthly 100 million euro and is continuing to operate thanks to a government bridging loan. Meanwhile, administrators are accepting bids to take over the business from around 20 airlines, including from low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet, whose emergence has presented such a challenge to national airlines. The government has stated that the airline will continue to operate, although state aid restrictions will make it difficult to continue state support, and nationalisation has been ruled out.

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