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Rescue of XL Airways still possible -French junior transport minister

Rescue of XL Airways still possible -French junior transport minister
An XL Airways Airbus A330-200 airplane lands at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France, near Paris, France, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol -
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PARIS (Reuters) – A rescue of French budget airline XL Airways remains possible, junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Tuesday.

“It is still possible to save XL Airways,” Djebbari told France 2 television.

Over the weekend, XL Airways called on Air France <AIRF.PA> – in which the French government owns a stake – to discuss a rescue deal to avert the collapse of the budget carrier that halted ticket sales and payments last week.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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