The UK’s Stobart Group has ended talks with UK regional Flybe over a possible acquisition, after Stobart’s board said it had been unable to reach an agreement. Stobart Group has a range of aviation interests, notably Stobart Air, which operates as Aer Lingus Regional. It also undertakes some flights on behalf of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional carrier, from the Isle of Man, a territory in the Irish Sea and on a franchise basis for Flybe from London Southend Airport ...

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