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Flybe To Look At Wideroe  
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19193 posts, RR: 52
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1590 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".

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/1...rway-wideroe-idUKBRE8AD0CP20121114


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1590 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.


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User currently offlineScottishDavie From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2011, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Pray to any deity in which you believe that this comes to nothing. The idea of WF's generally decent reliability and service standards being dragged down to BE's level is too awful to contemplate

User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 742 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
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Considering that the Norwegian government has been very clear on that WF shall remain on Norwegian hands, I seriously doubt this will ever happen.


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

How could the Norweigan's stop Wideroes being sold to a non-Norweigan EEA bidder? Norway follows all EU takeover/ownerships policies doesn't it?


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3387 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
How could the Norweigan's stop Wideroes being sold to a non-Norweigan EEA bidder? Norway follows all EU takeover/ownerships policies doesn't it?

As the government is part owner of WF I believe it can legally block the sale. I've heard an employee ownership group has the inside track.



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

The Norwegian authorities can't block a sale, but Flybe with their financial situation will not be able to bid for Widerøe.

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
Considering that the Norwegian government has been very clear on that WF shall remain on Norwegian hands, I seriously doubt this will ever happen

No they haven't, they said it should be sold to the highest bidder. Prefering it to be Norwegian is another thing

Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
How could the Norweigan's stop Wideroes being sold to a non-Norweigan EEA bidder?

They can't

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 5):
As the government is part owner of WF I believe it can legally block the sale.

It's the government forcing SAS to sell Widerøe....to the ones with the highest bid


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

According to Norwegian media, Per G Braathens, the owner of Braathens Aviation which own Malmø Aviation and Sverigeflyg, might be interested in buying Widerøe if th eprice is right

User currently offlinevectismanpaul From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1588 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.
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