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Lufthansa Said to Weigh Solo ITA Bid After MSC Bails Out

  • German carrier could still walk away from talks with Italy
  • Meloni government said to favor role for an Italian partner
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG is evaluating a solo bid for Alitalia successor ITA Airways after talks between the Italian government and other potential suitors collapsed, according to people with the matter.

The German airline group is looking through ITA’s data room and could make a bid to acquire the carrier on its own, said the people, asking not to be named because the discussions are private.