November 22, 2018 / 6:56 PM / 6 months ago

Virgin Atlantic in talks to buy Britain's Flybe - Sky News

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Virgin Atlantic is in talks to acquire regional airline Flybe Group Plc, Sky News reported on Thursday, a week after Flybe said it was in talks to sell itself.

Virgin's interest in Flybe is because a tie-up would provide opportunities to feed passenger traffic into Virgin Atlantic's long-haul network, as well as its access to valuable take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport, Sky News reported, citing sources.

Flybe did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru. Editing by Jane Merriman

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