Italian airline carrier Alitalia denied on Thursday it had presented a new business plan.

In a statement, Alitalia said reports of job cuts, grounding of planes and cuts to routes were “completely groundless”.

Some Italian newspapers on Thursday said a new business plan for the loss-making airline envisaged 2,200 job cuts.

(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Agnieszka Flak)

Photo Credit: Alitalia's logo is seen on top of the headquarters at Fiumicino international airport in Rome. Max Rossi / Reuters