ROME (Reuters) - The commissioners in charge of struggling Italian airline Alitalia were meeting in Rome on Thursday with officials from U.S. fund Cerberus and Air France, a source familiar with the matter said.
The government is trying to sell Alitalia, which has turned a profit only a few times in its more than 70-year history.
Several foreign buyers have expressed interest in the troubled airline, but the government has missed its self-imposed deadline of mid-January to start exclusive sale talks.
The chief executive of parent company Air France-KLM said last week the Franco-Dutch airline group was not a potential buyer for Alitalia.
(Reporting by Stefano Bernabei, writing by Gavin Jones; Editing by Isla Binnie)