FlyMe of Sweden will triple its fleet to 15 aircraft with the acquisition of 51% of Astraeus, a UK charter carrier, in a deal wroth SEK82.7 million ($11.4 million) expected to be completed within the next month. Astraeus transports 800,000 passengers each year, employs 391 and boasts annual revenues of SEK1.2 billion. It operates four 757-200s, four 737-300s and two 737-700s based at London Gatwick and Manchester and flies several routes to Africa. FlyMe has five 737-300s. "There are great ...

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