Alitalia 'running out of fuel'
Alitalia, Itlay's national airline, may be close to canceling some flights because of a lack of money to purchase fuel.
It could go the way of Zoom Airlines, which collapsed a few weeks ago.
Augusto Fantozzi, Alitalia's bankruptcy administrator, made the comments as he called unions to emergency talks a day after the latest session broke down.
The unions earlier quoted him as saying flights could not be "guaranteed" because we cannot "get fuel".
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi blamed "political" motives for the failure.
He said he would do all he could to save Alitalia from collapse.
"The executive is always ready... to give all the possible support to get to the only solution possible to avoid the airline going bust," he said.
Alitalia later issued a note it said was sent by Mr Fantozzi, which said: "There are difficulties relating to the supply of fuel which could put some flights at risk," Reuters news agency said.
The investment company, CAI, which was going to take over Alitalia's profitable parts, walked away from talks recently as well.