14-Feb-2011 11:38 AM

Meridiana confirms partnership talks with Alitalia

Meridiana confirmed that it entered negotiations with Alitalia regarding a possible partnership (Dow Jones, 13-Feb-2011). Local media reports indicated that Alitalia is interested in the carrier as a defensive measure against its acquisition by Lufthansa.

Meridiana: "The company's future lies with national and international partnerships … At this stage, no partnership agreement exists and no decision has been taken." Company statement. Source: Dow Jones, 13-Feb-2011.

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