Aeroflot will decide within two weeks whether to submit a second bid for Alitalia, according to press reports citing SU Deputy GD-Finance and Planning Mikhail Poluboyrarinov, who said the airline may raise up to €1 billion ($1.43 billion) to finance the acquisition. SU was named on a shortlist of potential bidders two weeks ago (ATWOnline, Oct. 9).

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