MADRID (Reuters) - International Consolidated Airlines Group ICAG.L has managed to cut the purchase price for Spanish carrier Air Europa to 300-400 million euros ($355-$474 million), news website El Confidencial reported on Tuesday citing unidentified sources.
The London-based group would pay the new price for Air Europa in IAG shares, El Confidencial reported.
IAG’s top executives had said they were reviewing the acquisition unveiled a year ago with a price tag of 1 billion euros before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the travel industry.
This month, the Spanish government announced a 475 million euro aid package for Air Europa.
IAG’s Spanish unit Iberia declined to comment, while officials at Globalia, the owner of Air Europa, were not immediately available for comment.
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Reporting by Inti Landauro and Jesus Aguado; editing by Jason Neely
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