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As Coronavirus Looms Large, Hong Kong Airlines Seeks Refuge in Potential Air China Deal

Looking for a lifeline in the sea of turmoil seems like a reach for cash strapped Hong Kong Airlines but talks are in the cards for the carrier to find a new home. According to the South China Morning Post, the airline is in talks with Air China for the national carrier to take over the private carrier and alleviate some of the pressure on HNA Group to find profitability. The airline also has other parties looking into acquiring the…

SkyWest Airlines Sells Off ExpressJet to Joint Venture

U.S. regional airline SkyWest Airlines has announced the sale of subsidiary ExpressJet Airlines to a joint venture that includes United Airlines. The deal is worth $70 million in cash as well as the joint venture assuming all liabilities of ExpressJet, which has long struggled with profitability. The joint venture, ManaAir,…

Flybe Seeks New Owner as Revenues Plummet

Flybe Group has announced that it is in talks for the sale of the airline following a year of revenue loss. The U.K. regional airline has been bombarded by weakening demand and an increase in fuel costs, proving devastating to its bottom line. Earlier this year, Flybe had warned that these…

Alitalia Buyer Decision Postponed Until October

The Italian Minister of Industry Carlo Calenda confirmed that the mandate of the Special Administrative Council formed to deal with the Alitalia bankruptcy last year has been extended until October, when a final ruling about the three offers presented will be made. Despite first impressions of a quick resolution after…

Alitalia Sale Process Speeds Up Definition After Italian Election

After the excitement of the Italian general elections was over, the future of Alitalia entered a stage of definitions. The commissioners of the extraordinary administration process decided a few months ago to postpone any ruling about Alitalia's future until the elections passed. The measure was logical and necessary, since moving…

Air India to Be Sold as Four Entities as Part…

The government of India has announced a plan for the sale of Air India, after an earlier decision to privatize the company. The Indian government announced that will be dividing state-owned Air India into four separate companies, offering at least 51 percent of each entity, as part of a proposed…