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EasyJet CEO Says No Interest In Flybe At The Moment

Published on Nov 22 2018 12:03 PM in General Industry tagged: easyjet / flybe

EasyJet CEO Says No Interest In Flybe At The Moment

The boss of British low-cost airline easyJet said he did not have "any interest in this particular topic on Flybe at the moment" when he was asked if he would be interested in buying the struggling airline.

Regional airline Flybe said last week it was in talks with potential buyers after it struggled to cope with higher fuel costs, lower demand and a weak British pound.

"Nothing To Talk About At This Moment"

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren told BBC radio this week that his airline was always on the look-out, but there was nothing to report at this time.

"We are always looking for strategic opportunities if they arise and we can also take advantage of that given our strength in our balance sheet and our financial strength," Lundgren said.

"But there is nothing to talk about at this moment in time, we don't have any interest in this particular topic on Flybe at the moment."

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