The Telegraph: Lufthansa and Air France-KLM are interested in buying bankrupt Flybe
Europe’s two largest airlines, Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, are in talks to buy bankrupt British regional carrier Flybe. This became known to The Telegraph.
The publication, citing its own sources, reports that the German Lufthansa and the Franco-Dutch Air France-KLM are interested in acquiring the slots of Europe’s largest carrier at London’s Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol. It is noted that their separate purchase is impossible, since Flybe is only a tenant, not an owner.
It is clarified that in order to acquire slots, Lufthansa and Air France-KLM must buy out the airline itself. At the same time, Flybe management can sell the business within a few days.
Earlier in February, Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe, from the UK, filed for bankruptcy and stopped flying. The carrier has already fired 277 out of 321 employees, while the remaining 44 people have kept their jobs so far.