Lufthansa to buy minority stake in Italian ITA Airways

The German airline already operates Air Dolomiti in northern Italy

ITA Airways and its Alitalia predecessor have long been searching for an industrial partner. Photo: Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Colleen Barry

German airline Lufthansa has signed a deal with the Italian government for a minority share in the long-struggling ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia.