FlyBE confirmed to ATWOnline that it will announce a major fleet expansion today. The order for 9-12 new 150-seat aircraft is part of its fleet renewal program as it intends to retire its aging BAe 146s, but it also will accommodate the carrier's ambitious growth strategy. "The most decisive factor is low seat cost," FlyBE Sales and Marketing Director Mike Rutter told this website at the French Connect seminar in Sheffield last month, adding that the airline was talking to Airbus, Boeing and ...

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