US’ Odien may bid for Czech airline CSA; China Southern reportedly interested


PRAGUE – US investment group Odien, which recently bought the oldest Czech travel agency Cedok, said it is interested in the privatisation of Czech state airline CSA, daily Pravo reported.

Pravo reported, without citing sources, that China Southern airline is also interested in the privatisation, which is not expected to take place until next year.

Several other airline groups, including Air France-KLM, are reported to be looking at buying CSA, though only Russia’s Aeroflot has publicly confirmed its interest thus far.