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ITA Airways hopes to become a member of Lufthansa Group
Alitalia's successor, ITA Airways, would like to become part of the Lufthansa Group, said Alfredo Altavilla, Chairman of the Airline's Board of Directors, on November 17, 2021. "It would be wrong to remain independent because we would always be too small compared to the three major airlines operating in Europe. We are a nice bachelor who has many admirers", Altavilla explained.
There was also such speculation in October, when the press made estimates about the air alliance to which ITA Airways will join. On October 15, 2021, a Lufthansa (LHAB) spokesman (LHA) told Reuters that it was open to a business partnership with ITA Airways. However, two weeks later, ITA Airways announced that it had joined the SkyTeam alliance, and Lufthansa was not part of it.
ITA Airways probably dreams of a "prince" with money like Lufthansa Group, but does not give up the first love that is "SkyTeam". As seen from the outside, ITA Airways is an airline born from the ashes of Alitalia, without debts, and the Italian state hopes to "enlarge" it quickly. Are you already looking for an investor to take over the majority stake? What they failed with Alitalia, they can do with ITA Airways.