(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) Chief Executive Edward Bastian declined to comment on Friday on reports that the No. 2 U.S. carrier is interested in acquiring a stake in Italy’s Alitalia, which was put under special administration last year.
Bastian was speaking at a ceremony in Mirabel, Quebec. The Italian government wants to close a sale by Oct. 31.
Reporting by Allison Lampert in Montreal; Writing by Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Tom Brown