Air Transport World

UK consolidation.(RegionalNews)(Eastern Airways (UK) Ltd.)(Sutton Harbour Holdings PLC)(Brief article)

Caption: Humberside-based Eastern Airways reached an "agreement in principle" with Plymouth-based Sutton Harbour Group to acquire wholly owned subsidiary Air Southwest. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The acquisition will enable the UK's second-largest regional airline to expand its network into the southwest of England. Eastern Airways said that as part of the acquisition, the Air Southwest brand will continue to be used in the southwest for the Plymouth, Newquay and Bristol routes with the Eastern Airways brand continuing on the parent company's core routes from the east coast, Midlands, north of England and northeast Scotland. …

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