April 10, 2018 / 9:44 PM / 4 months ago

Air France-KLM says has no interest in bidding for Alitalia

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) on Tuesday denied a report it is interested in bidding for Italian carrier Alitalia. [CAITLA.UL]

FILE PHOTO: An Air France pilot looks on as he taxis his Boeing 777 aircraft after landing at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Bloomberg News, citing a source, reported earlier that easyJet (EZJ.L) was teaming up with private equity firm Cerberus and Air France-KLM for a bid for struggling Alitalia.

“Air France-KLM denies any interest to do a bid on Alitalia,” a spokeswoman for the Franco-Dutch group said by email when asked about the report.

Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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