Administrators of the Italian carrier Alitalia have received seven binding offers for acquiring assets of the airline. The deadline for entering bids was October 16. 

The special commissioners of Alitalia will now review the seven envelopes that were received at the Atlante Cerasi associate notary’s office in Rome. 

So far, we have received confirmation of two companies that they have submitted binding offers – the German Lufthansa group and UK LCC easyJet. The identity of the rest of the bidders remains confidential.  

Another company that has expressed interest in acquiring assets from the distressed Italian carrier was Irish LCC Ryanair. The company has shown interest in bidding to purchase about 90 of Alitalia aircraft and has initially submitted a non-binding expression of interest, which was later withdrawn.