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TAP receives interest from 17 potential bidders: report

3-Sep-2012 1:03 PM

TAP Portugal has received interest from 17 potential bidders who have requested information sheets on the carrier from the Portuguese Government, with International Airlines Group and AviancaTaca so far confirming their interest, according to a Jornal De Negocios report. As previously reported by CAPA, other potential bidders who have yet to confirm but reportedly have requested information sheets include Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, as well as Portuguese carriers SATA and EuroAtlantic. Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways are reportedly "still in the race", with LATAM also appearing on the Government's list.