Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has announced that Lufthansa is willing to buy Alitalia for €500 million.
The German airline is interested in large parts of the bankrupt airline, like pilots and cabin crew, aircraft and landing slots, but refuses to pick up the whole company.
Lufthansa’s plan would include a job cut of 6,000 jobs and reducing short- and medium-haul routes, which are suffering from low-cost airlines.
Lufthansa is also taking over 81 planes and 3,000 employees of Air Berlin, bankrupt since August 15. That deal recently reached to an agreement.