Flybe

Former Flybe Dash 8 slams into parked Loganair Embraer ERJ-145 at Aberdeen Airport

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On 16 June, a former Flybe De Havilland Canada Dash DHC-8-400 (registered G-JECK) was being prepared for departure after long-term storage (inoperative since the...

Ryanair launches £19.99 rescue fares for Flybe customers

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Ryanair launched rescue fares starting from £19.99 on 5 UK routes to accommodate customers affected by Flybe’s collapse. These low rescue fares are on sale...

[Analysis] Coronavirus outbreak accelerates airlines industry consolidation; conserving cash key to survival

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Only European airlines with strong shareholder backing and full access to capital markets are likely to survive the industry’s latest crisis, with the spread...

Loganair steps in to safeguard UK air routes after Flybe collapse

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Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly...

Flybe enters into administration

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On 5 March 2020, struggling British airline Flybe entered into administration after the airline failed to secure a taxpayer loan of £100...

Flybe’s struggle for survival reaches climax; requests government bailout

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Flybe has informed the government that its fragile financial state means it may not survive amid the current fall in air travel demand. The...

Ryanair calls on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer to extend Flybe APD exemption to all UK airline competitors

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Ryanair, which is the largest passenger airline operating to and from the UK today (Thurs, 16 Jan) wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid...

Flybe: “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”

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Britain's biggest regional airline Flybe is trying to secure a rescue deal that would prevent its collapse, aviation industry sources told Sky News. Flybe -...

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...