12 JUNE 2017
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CityJet is looking at acquiring another European carrier, chief executive officer Pat Byrne has told the Irish Independent newspaper.
The Irish regional scheduled and passenger charter specialist bought Finland's Blue 1 and Denmark's Cimber from SAS Scandinavian Airlines in 2015 and 2017 respectively and is looking to complete the new purchase this year.
While Blue 1 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 and one-time potential purchase Stobart Air, when 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 for former parent Air France into 2018. Byrne added that talks are already under way to extend the agreement even further.
According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, Cityjet also operates four SSJ 100-95 Bs for Brussels Airlines.
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