Business-only transatlantic airlines Eos and Maxjet have approached a number of European carriers looking for a partner or possible buyer, The Times has reported. The airlines are believed to be looking for access to the marketing and procurement power of the larger groups, with sources saying they have approached British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa.
Eos is understood to be talking to private equity groups and institutional investors about selling the business, the newspaper added.
Meanwhile, it said Maxjet is believed to have proposed a merger with business-only rival Silverjet.
Maxjet told The Times it was not in negotiations, while BA declined to comment.