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The boss of Flybe has confirmed the airline is in talks with the government over a loan, but says the financial support would not constitute a bailout. Mark Anderson told Flybe staff the firm had had a few "difficult days" this week but it still had "a great future". He said the company's turnaround plan had started to work and that with more time it would be making a big profit. Rival airlines have called for more details of the government's role in helping Flybe to be made public. They argue that support for the troubled regional carrier may contravene competition rules. Mr Anderson, whose address to staff was also carried over videolink and has been seen by the BBC, said the government... Full story

17 January