Several expressions of interest for parts of Alitalia: Administrator

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Alitalia administrator Augusto Fantozzi has received "several" expressions of interest for the purchase of part or parts of Alitalia and a number of its subsidiaries as of yesterday's noon deadline.

Fantozzi set the deadline after issuing a fresh call for submissions of interest in the assets of the group on 22 September.

Italian investor group, Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) - which had withdrawn its original offer - had already on 25 September re-submitted its conditional offer for a significant part of the group.

In a statement today Fantozzi, referring to the CAI offer, says there has been only expression of interest for the entire air transport operation, but there have been other expressions of interest covering specific sectors or activities of the various part of Alitalia or it subsidiaries Alitalia Express, Volare, Alitalia Airports and Alitalia Servizi.

He says the carrier's financial advisor - Intesa Sanpaolo - has now started analysis of the expressions of interest

Fantozzi has not disclosed the number or identity of those submitting expressions of interest. Financial firm AMA Asset Management Advisors (Suisse) and Italian carrier Blue Panorama have both said they are submitting expressions of interest covering around 30 aircraft and some Rome Fiumicino activities respectively.

Prior to launching the tender, Fantozzi had already disclosed a number of expressions of interest covering aircraft, cargo and maintenance assets.

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