BRIEF-Flybe says "disappointed" that EC to block Ryanair-Aer Lingus deal

LONDON Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:23am EST

LONDON Feb 12 (Reuters) - Flybe Group PLC : * Notes the announcement made by Ryanair Holdings PLC * Flybe is "disappointed" by news that EU commission intends to prohibit

Ryanair's offer for Aer Lingus * Will continue to focus on the delivery of the cost reduction and efficiency

plan announced on 23 January 2013