August 31, 2017 / 10:45 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-CORRECTED-Ryanair says will bid to operate 90 leased Alitalia planes

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Ryanair Holdings Plc

* Ryanair ceo says will bid for 90 airbus jets from alitalia; thinks bid for entire airline would be blocked on competition grounds (not thinks bid for 90 planes would be blocked)

* Ryanair ceo says bid would be conditional on changes at alitalia including redundancies and changes to labour contracts

* Ryanair ceo says would be willing to take on both long- and short-haul planes

* Ryanair ceo says 90 alitalia planes in question are leased and ryanair would want the leases restructured

* Ryanair ceo says under proposed deal most existing staff and would remain and operate under alitalia brand Further company coverage: (Reporting By Conor Humphries)

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