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Flybe will become Virgin Connect

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In 2020, British regional airline Flybe, based in Exeter, England will become Virgin Connect. In February 2019, the airline was sold to the Connect...

Connect Airways receives EC approval for Flybe acquisition (subject to conditions), securing the airline’s long-term future

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European Commission formally approves Connect Airways acquisition of Flybe, Stobart Air and Propius Connect Airways must give up slots at Amsterdam and Paris...

Flybe (operated by Stobart) stops flying between Southend and Antwerp after 31 August

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As already announced yesterday in our forum, Flybe will stop flying the route between London Southend and Antwerp after 31 August 2019. The flights...

Flybe refuses boarding to a group of disruptive young people at Amsterdam Airport

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On 30 June, a group of young people related to YouTuber and beauty influencer @KaiserCoby was denied boarding on Flybe flight BE110 to Birmingham...

Connect Airways announces the appointment of Mark Anderson (VP Customer at Virgin Atlantic) as CEO

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The Board of Connect Airways Limited, the company jointly owned by Virgin Atlantic Limited, Stobart Group and funds managed by Cyrus Capital Partners, announces...

Flybe cancels dozens of flights after “crewing issues”

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Today (3 April), British regional airline Flybe was forced to cancel dozens of flights due to crewing issues. The airline said this was due...

[Video] Emergency evacuation initiated on FlyBe Embraer 195 after smoke and haze filled the cabin

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On 28 February, a FlyBe Embraer ERJ-195LR (G-FBEJ) was lined-up and ready for take-off on runway 26 at Exeter Airport. One of the engines...

Connect Airways completes Stobart Air and Flybe acquisitions

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Connect has acquired Stobart’s regional airline and aircraft leasing business for £40million, and completed the purchase of Flybe for £2.8million. Both regional airlines will...

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 diverts to Birmingham Airport after engine failure

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On 7 February, a Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 registered G-JECX took off from Manchester Airport (United Kingdom) to operate flight BE1265 to Luxembourg...

Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group take over ailing Flybe

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Flybe is being bought for £2.2m by a consortium known as Connect Airways including Virgin Atlantic (30%), Stobart Group (30%) and Cyrus Capital Partners...

Flybe launches London City Airport route to Newcastle

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The new route takes passengers right into the heart of London. Commuters from the north-east of England can now reach the heart of London and...

Virgin Atlantic to continue talks with Flybe over potential takeover

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Virgin Atlantic continues to review its options in respect of Flybe, including potentially making an offer for Flybe. "Discussions with Flybe and its management are...

Flybe transfers its Newquay-London route from Gatwick to Heathrow

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UK Transport Secretary announces new flights between Cornwall and Heathrow Potential for over 170,000 passengers to travel on the new route every year. Today (22 November...

Flybe, in financial troubles, is exploring a sale or a merger with a rival airline

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  The Board of Flybe Group plc announces today that it is undertaking a comprehensive review of the various strategic options open to it to...

Flybe adds London City Airport route from Newcastle

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The northeast of England will gain a new double-daily direct air service to London City Airport from Newcastle with Flybe Available for booking now and...

Flybe launches FlyShe programme following gender diversity findings

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Leading regional airline takes positive step to address gender imbalance throughout the aviation industry Girls are four times less likely than boys to...

Flybe reveals a new livery

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What a beauty! In synchronisation with their "Close to You" brand refresh in January, Flybe today welcomes a new era of white and...

Flybe increases capacity between Antwerp and London Southend 

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Stobart Air, a Flybe franchise partner, increases its capacity to London Southend to compensate the loss of the London City route operated by VLM. Last...

Flybe extends 2018-19 winter schedule

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Flights now available for booking through to 30th March 2019 125 routes with a choice of up to 2,695 flights a week ...

Flybe turns bizarre coincidence into dream come true as Mr. G Ecob flies on G-ECOB

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When Aylesbury resident, Mr Graham Ecob, spotted a distinctive Bombardier Q400 aircraft with his own name reflected in its registration, he determined to one...