All Stobart Air articles

  • Southend

    Outbreak halts talks on London Southend stake sale


    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


    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


    ​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


    ​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


    ​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


    ​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: How Virgin could benefit by acquiring Flybe


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

  • News

    CityJet 'actively pursuing' two airline acquisitions: chief


    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


    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 ...