All Stobart Air articles

  • Southend
    News

    Outbreak halts talks on London Southend stake sale

    2020-03-17T08:53:00Z

    London Southend airport operator Stobart Group has disclosed that it has been negotiating sale of a minority share in the airport, but that discussions have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus uncertainty. The discussions had signalled a value for the airport of £700-800 million, says the company, ...

  • News

    Flybe chief to depart

    2019-05-28T11:43:30Z

    Flybe chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener is to step down in July following the sale of the UK carrier to the Connect consortium earlier this year.

  • News

    Cuts likely as Virgin shapes Flybe-Stobart combination

    2019-01-11T09:44:06Z

    ​Virgin Atlantic-backed Connect Airways aims to concentrate on simplifying Flybe’s core network and improving performance following its acquisition of the UK regional carrier.

  • News

    Virgin to integrate Flybe-Stobart with long-haul network

    2019-01-11T08:13:49Z

    ​UK regional operators Flybe and Stobart Air will be combined and brought into an integrated commercial co-operation with Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul operation under a newly-disclosed takeover plan.

  • News

    Virgin Atlantic and Stobart link up to take over Flybe

    2019-01-11T07:55:03Z

    ​Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Aviation have established a joint company, Connect Airways, which is to acquire UK regional operator Flybe.

  • News

    Virgin continues to circle Flybe

    2018-12-19T10:25:58Z

    ​Virgin Atlantic is still reviewing its options with regard to Flybe a month after first disclosing its interest in the UK regional carrier.

  • analysis - Virgin little red
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: How Virgin could benefit by acquiring Flybe

    2018-11-23T16:52:15Z

    When Flybe put itself on sale earlier this month it looked like it might end up as a one horse race, with previous suitor Stobart expected to make a fresh bid for the UK regional carrier. But Virgin Atlantic's disclosure that it is also considering making an offer adds an ...

  • News

    Virgin Atlantic confirms talks with Flybe

    2018-11-23T13:07:06Z

    Virgin Atlantic has revealed that it is in talks with Flybe that could include a "possible offer" for the UK regional carrier.

  • News

    Cost of developing Flybe routes pushes Stobart Aviation to loss

    2018-10-24T16:26:35Z

    Costs of £18 million ($23 million) incurred in developing routes under a Flybe franchise deal drove Stobart Group's aviation division to a £2.7 million operating loss in the six months ended 31 August, after a £3.6 million profit in the same period of 2017.

  • News

    Stobart plots expansion into FBO market

    2017-11-07T17:37:07Z

    UK infrastructure and support services company Stobart Group is preparing to open its first fixed base operation and has set its sights on becoming a leading provider of business aircraft and passenger handling services in Europe through a new venture called Stobart Jet Centre.

  • News

    ATR wins follow-up MRO business from Stobart Air

    2017-08-10T09:28:44Z

    Irish carrier Stobart Air has extended a maintenance agreement with ATR.

  • News

    CityJet 'actively pursuing' two airline acquisitions: chief

    2017-06-28T10:46:52Z

    Irish regional carrier CityJet is seeking to acquire two more European airlines, its chief executive Pat Byrne has indicated.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: European airlines step up white-label operations

    2014-06-12T14:56:48Z

    Flybe Group had some good news to share with the stock market on 11 June, having made a pre-tax profit for the first time in four years in the 12 months ending 31 March – and the UK-based regional operator is keen to emphasise the role that white-label contract flying ...