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France hoping for better rescue offers for Aigle Azur airline

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By Reuters
France hoping for better rescue offers for Aigle Azur airline
FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A320-200 aircraft, operated by Aigle Azur, lands at Orly Airport near Paris, France, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo   -   Copyright  Benoit Tessier(Reuters)

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government is hoping for improved offers for insolvent airline Aigle Azur and that any offer from Air France <AIRF.PA> will save as many Aigle Azur jobs as possible, junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Tuesday.

“I am hoping that the offers will be improved,” Djebbari told FranceInfo radio.

Privately held Aigle Azur was put under bankruptcy protection on Sept. 2 and eventually had to halt operations. Both Air France and EasyJet <EZJ.L> have expressed an interest in putting in rescue offers for Aigle Azur.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)