Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18848 posts, RR: 54 Posted (6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 670 times:
Intriguingly, flybe is to look at Wideroe, the turboprop-operating airline from Norway and which has many PSO routes, given SAS has said that it will divest the operator. This does not, of course, necessarily mean anything at all. Anyway, SAS anticipates $443m from selling Wideroe and various things related thereto. flybe said: "We are always looking for opportunities to expand in Scandinavia, the Nordics and the Baltics. We will now look at the opportunities that have opened up in Norway with Wideroe going up for sale".
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11144 posts, RR: 63 Reply 1, posted (6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 670 times:
That's a great one, nobody in their right mind is going to pour that much money into an acquisition by FlyBe. Look at the lengthy delay they had receiving the ERJ 175s because their preferred finance streams upped and ran when approached for similar sums.
vectismanpaul From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 668 times:
Might be an idea to look at Gatwick-Manchester first!! I doubt if Flybe have resources or appetite for another acquisition at the moment. Personally I would prefer to see them concentrating on becoming more competitive and aggressive in their current markets, rather than all the retreating we are seeing at the moment.