Italy’s government seeks ‘strategic partners’ for Alitalia

    Italy‘s Secretary of State Michele Geraci stated the government is interested in finding “strategic partners” for Alitalia (handelsblatt.com, 01-Oct-2018). He said: “These could be Chinese airlines, which could acquire a quota of up to 49 per cent, because the government wants in any case the majority in Italian hands”. He added: “Alitalia could be of interest to Chinese airlines as a hub for the Mediterranean region, Africa and South America”.