CityJet eyes new airline acquisitions 

CityJet CEO Pat Byrne has said that the airline is looking at acquiring another European carrier.


The Irish regional specialist has bought Blue1 and Cimber from SAS in 2015 and 2017 respectively and is looking to complete this new acquisition this year.

While Blue1 has since been absorbed into its new parent, Cimber has been retained as a separate entity and currently operates CRJ-900s for SAS.

In an interview, Byrne also revealed that CityJet will look to submit a proposal for the Aer Lingus Regional white-label contract, currently operated by rival Stobart Air, once it comes up for tender in the coming years.

In terms of ACMI contracts, CityJet has also extended an agreement for the operation of ARJ-85s Air France into 2018. Byrne added that talks are already underway to extend the agreement even further.

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