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PM Johnson says UK working to save Branson-owned airline Flybe


This picture shows a Dash 8 Q400 of Flybe airline during take-off on September 24, 2019 at the airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany.


U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered a heavy hint that his new Conservative administration will begrudgingly step in to help prevent the collapse of Europe’s biggest regional airline, Flybe.

Last year, Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Air and Cyrus Capital jointly bought the airline for just $2.8 million. They promised to invest £100 million ($130 million) in the struggling firm which was set to be rebranded as Virgin Connect.

Reports have been circulating since Sunday that the airline is on the brink of collapse.



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