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Italy keeps MSC and Lufthansa waiting regarding decision on airline privatization

MSC and Lufthansa are eagerly awaiting Italy’s departing government’s decision on the privatization of airline company ITA, which is supposed to arrive within few days.

ITA plane carrying the airline company's new painting. | Photo: Ita Airways Press Office/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Swiss-Italian carrier MSC and German airline Lufthansa are these days waiting impatiently on a response from the Italian government regarding their offer to take over state-owned airline ITA, which is the remains of the former Alitalia.

In January, MSC and Lufthansa announced that they would spend 90 days examining ITA before potentially offering to take over the company as part of a privatization. Since the beginning of July, MSC and Lufthansa have been waiting for white smoke to rise from the government offices in Rome.

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