Flybe To Finally Close After Rescue Talks Fail

By Alan Dron Feb 15, 2023
Collapsed UK regional carrier Flybe is to be wound down, after no buyers could be found for the failed airline. 
Airlines & Lessors

Administrators Seek Temporary License For Flybe

By Victoria Moores Feb 14, 2023
Administrators acting for grounded UK regional airline Flybe have requested a temporary license from the UK CAA.
Airlines & Lessors

First Take, Feb. 13, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week

Loganair Makes Request For Flybe Heathrow Slots

By Victoria Moores Feb 07, 2023
Loganair began flying between Heathrow and the Isle of Man in 2021, using slots temporarily freed up by other carriers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports & Networks

Upbeat LCCs Highlight Weaker Airlines’ Struggles

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 07, 2023
Europe’s major LCCs are bullish as two smaller players succumb to the still-tough environment.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Europe Counts Its 2023 Airline Casualties So Far

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 02, 2023
Is the much predicted and much delayed pandemic-driven wave of airline casualties finally here?
Airlines & Lessors

UK Regional Flybe Cancels All Flights After Entering Administration

By David Casey Jan 28, 2023
Flybe has ceased trading with immediate effect, ending service on 17 regional routes which were all operated with De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.
Airlines & Lessors

Resurgent Flybe Receives First Of Planned Fleet Of 32 Dash 8-400s

By Victoria Moores Nov 30, 2021
UK regional startup Flybe has taken delivery of its first De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400, with a view to operating 32 of the type.
Airlines & Lessors

Reborn Flybe Targets Early 2022 Start From New Birmingham Home

By David Casey Nov 17, 2021
The revived UK regional airline plans to fly domestic and European routes using a fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprops.
Airlines & Lessors

Former Flybe Head To Become TAP Portugal CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 15, 2021
TAP Portugal will appoint former Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener to become the company’s new CEO.
Airlines & Lessors

Ex-Flybe Aircraft Heading For New Home

By Alan Dron May 06, 2021
A further batch of aircraft from failed UK regional airline Flybe has been sold to new owners. 
Airlines & Lessors

Flybe Brand To Return After Buyer For Remaining Assets Emerges

By Alan Dron Apr 15, 2021
Aircraft carrying the Flybe name are planned to be back in the air later this year following the sale of the failed UK regional carrier’s assets to a new company.
Airlines & Lessors

Ex-Flybe Dash 8s Bound For Firefighting Duties

By Alan Dron Jan 19, 2021
Canada’s Conair Group has bought 11 De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft formerly operated by UK-based regional carrier Flybe for conversion to airtankers. 
Airlines & Lessors

Flybe Dash 8-400s Find New Homes In North America

By Alan Dron Dec 21, 2020
A fleet of 11 former Flybe De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s are due for transatlantic journeys to their new homes in North America.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Atlantic A ‘Willing Partner’ If Flybe Is Revived, CEO Says

By David Casey Nov 12, 2020
Virgin Atlantic would be willing to partner with Flybe should the UK regional airline’s planned resurrection come to fruition.
Airlines & Lessors

Flybe Buyer Emerges; Operations Set To Resume In 2021

By Victoria Moores Oct 19, 2020
UK regional airline Flybe could resume operations in early 2021, after a company associated with former shareholder Cyrus Capital Partners agreed to acquire the airline from its administrators.
Airlines & Lessors

Stobart Considers Buying Back Fleet From Bankrupt Connect Airways

By Alan Dron Apr 17, 2020
UK aviation and energy company Stobart Group is considering re-acquiring the fleet of aircraft it sold to Connect Airways as part of the latter’s takeover of UK regional carrier Flybe.
Airlines & Lessors

UK Carriers Backfill Former Flybe Routes

By Alan Dron Mar 17, 2020
UK regional airlines have started to replace failed carrier Flybe on some of the latter’s network of routes.
Airlines & Lessors

No APD Waiver For UK Airlines Facing Coronavirus Threat

By Tony Osborne Mar 11, 2020
Airline associations and unions have reacted angrily after the British government failed to include any support measures for UK airlines in its 2020 budget in light of the collapse of regional carrier, Flybe.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airlines Begin Stepping Into Flybe Routes

By Tony Osborne Mar 05, 2020
Airlines have begun stepping into the routes left vacant following the collapse of UK regional carrier Flybe.
Airlines & Lessors

Flybe Aviation Services Continues Trading After Airline Collapse

By James Pozzi Mar 05, 2020
The collapse of regional carrier Flybe saw another UK-based airline bite the dust, but administrators EY confirmed that its MRO affiliate Flybe Aviation Services will continue operating.

UK Government Mum On Further State Aid For Flybe

By Alan Dron Feb 11, 2020
The UK government is refusing to comment on media reports that it is preparing to take further action to prop up financially troubled regional carrier Flybe.
Air Transport

Stobart Group Confirms Additional $12M Flybe Capital Injection

By Victoria Moores Jan 22, 2020
UK transport and infrastructure investor Stobart Group has provided £9 million ($12 million) in additional funding to cash-strapped UK regional airline Flybe, blaming delays in securing EU competition clearance as contributing to the airline’s current plight.
Air Transport

IAG Formally Protests UK Government’s Flybe Rescue Deal

By Alan Dron Jan 15, 2020
LONDON—International Airlines Group (IAG) has protested to the UK government over assistance to cash-strapped regional carrier Flybe, describing the…
Air Transport

Flybe Secures UK Government Rescue Deal, APD Reform

By Victoria Moores Jan 14, 2020
UK regional carrier Flybe will continue flying after its owners pledged further funding and a rescue deal was reached with the UK government, including a review of UK air passenger duty (APD) tax.
Air Transport