Flybe feasts on BA's regional arm

Pilling, Mark
December 2006
Airline Business;Dec2006, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports that Great Britain-based low-fares regional flybe has more than doubled its business and operations with the bold acquisition of loss-making BA Connect. Just six months into a bid to turn around its regional airline business British Airways has forged a deal to sell virtually the entire operation to fast-growing flybe. BA Connect has not made a profit in the last five years, says BA chief executive Willie Walsh, who gave the carrier two years to break even starting 2007.


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