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Russian Aeroflot re-considers Alitalia bid

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot has expressed continued interest in bidding for troubled Italian airline Alitalia.

Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot has expressed continued interest in bidding for troubled Italian airline Alitalia.

This week, negotiations between original bidder Air France KLM collapsed after Alitalia unions refused to agree to a deal proposed by the French firm.

"If the talks break down and new acceptable proposals are made we are ready to examine them," a spokesman for Aeroflot said

Last year, the Russian carrier pulled out of its bid for the Italian airline but it now says it is ready to renegotiate providing the Italian authorities come up with a reasonable proposal.

German carrier Lufthansa has also expressed an interest in negotiating an offer for Airitalia, with a spokeswoman telling Bloomberg: "Italy remains an interesting market for us."

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