Berlusconi: Alitalia open to second Aeroflot bid
“All options are being considered – as long as Alitalia remains the national air carrier and decisions are made in Italy,” Berlusconi said.
Aeroflot was in the original bidding for the Italian carrier last year. However, the company's head, Valery Okulov, now says it’s unlikely to make another offer.
“We’ve got a lot of useful experience participating in Alitalia’s privatisation project. The information that we have doesn’t make us optimistic about taking part in the project for a second time,” he said.