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Flybe up for sale

Company expected to lose £12 million this year

Flybe is putting itself up for sale - weeks after a savage profit warning.

The Exeter-based airline - which flies routes from the Island including Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham - said last month that it expected to lose twelve million pounds this year.

The company has been struggling because of Brexit-related uncertainty‎, the weaker pound and soaring fuel costs.

The airline's board has confirmed it was "in discussions with a number of strategic operators about a potential sale of the company" and was also reviewing other options including cutting flights.

The Stobart group has been mentioned in some reports as a possible buyer.

The airline's shares have fallen by almost 75% since September.

It's now valued at around £25m, far below the £215m it was valued at when it floated on the stock exchange in 2010.

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