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Virgin Atlantic in talks to buy Britain's Flybe - Sky News

Virgin Atlantic in talks to buy Britain's Flybe - Sky News
FILE PHOTO: An airport worker examines a flybe aircraft before it takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport in Liverpool northern England, May 19 , 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo   -   Copyright  Phil Noble(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Virgin Atlantic is in talks to acquire regional airline Flybe Group Plc <FLYB.L>, Sky News reported on Thursday, a week after Flybe said it was in talks to sell itself.

Virgin’s interest in Flybe is because a tie-up would provide opportunities to feed passenger traffic into Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul network, as well as its access to valuable take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport, Sky News reported, citing sources.

Flybe did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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