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OSLO, April 26 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air has received interest in the firm from multiple companies after British Airways-owner IAG recently said it may want to buy the budget carrier, Chief Executive and founder Bjoern Kjos told Reuters on Thursday.
“What I can say is that these are very serious players and that the board is handling it. When I say serious players, the most obvious thing to think of is airlines,” Kjos said.
“But there could also be others, as we’ve had multiple players showing interest. They are very serious players,” he added.
Kjos also told reporters he would prefer not to sell his stake until the company’s intercontinental business has demonstrated its potential, while adding that he was unlikely to block a sale if the board were to “strongly recommend” a bid. (Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)