UK regional Virgin Connect, formerly known as Flybe, plans to ultimately consider larger aircraft once things have settled under its new ownership. Exeter-based Flybe was bought earlier this year by Connect Airways, an acquisition vehicle made up of Cyrus Capital (40%), fellow UK regional airline Stobart Group (30%) and long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic (30%). Flybe has a fleet of 70-plus aircraft, comprising 54 De Havilland Dash 8-400s, five ATR 72s, six Embraer E195s and 11 ...

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