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Old 26th Mar 2018, 09:00
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airsouthwest
 
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Originally Posted by EGPO View Post
I still predict Eastern will be bought out Probably by Flybe or Stobart .
Unless one of the LOCOS decides they want to branch out to prop routes lol .
If anything its more likely to be bought by the group that own BMI Regional & Loganair. I know Stobart have ambitions to become a big player in the UK & Europe regional airline market, but buying airlines with a spread fleet, slim margin routes doesn't seem like the way to go, which is why they probably pulled out of buying Flybe once they got to look at the books. Eastern(Air Kilroe) had a good opportunity when it purchased Air Southwest to give it a new lease of life either moving the main hub to Newquay or Bristol but instead it focused on shutting down and cashing every penny it could get after owning it for only 13 months, I think clearly shows what kind of business model Air Kilroe have.
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