Air France denies involvement in bid to take over Alitalia

PARIS (Reuters) – Air France (AIRF.PA) on Saturday denied that it had made an offer to buy the struggling airline Alitalia, a day after an Italian government minister said the French flag carrier had made a joint bid with budget airline EasyJet (EZJ.L).

An Air France Boeing 787-9 scale model is seen in Paris, France January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda on Friday said separate offers had been presented by U.S. private equity fund Cerberus and Germany’s Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), as well as a joint Air France-EasyJet

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