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Flybe's first ever intra-European flights

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is celebrating the launch of its first ever intra-European flights with two new routes taking to the skies from Hannover namely daily services to both Lyons and Milan. A VIP event hosted by Hannover Airport and attended by high profile guests including Thomas Hermann, the Mayor of Hannover; Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer Vincent Hod...

Flybe Continues To Make Progress Despite Tough Conditions

Flybe reports a solid start to the year, with sustained passenger and revenue growth, in a challenging revenue environment with significant yield pressure across the sector driven by a slow-down in demand growth, accelerating industry wide capacity growth and repeated industrial unrest in France which accounts for c12% of Flybe’s seat capacity. Revenue growth continued · 15.5%...

First Blue Islands aircraft in Flybe livery

In preparation for its new Flybe franchise taking off on 6 June, the first Blue Islands aircraft to sport the distinctive purple Flybe livery has today (31 May 2016) flown into Jersey Airport completing the first stage of the airline’s repainting programme. Rob Veron explained “We’re excited to see the first of our ATRs in its new Flybe livery. This marks a significant mom...

Flybe boss primes airline for take-off

When Saad Hammad took the controls at Flybe almost three years ago, he knew he was in for a challenge at the ailing regional airline. But no amount of due diligence could have prepared the former easyJet executive for the crisis he faced when he touched down. “Running out of cash, loss-making, in disarray,” is how he describes Flybe’s predicament then. Floated at 295p a share...

Flybe CEO on Joint Ventures: No Thanks

Flybe Group Plc, Europe’s biggest regional airline, wants to expand code-sharing agreements with long-haul carriers to boost passenger numbers after barely breaking even in its last fiscal year. Flybe stock fell to an 11-month low after Chief Executive Officer Saad Hammad said the U.K. carrier earned a “wee” pretax profit in the 12 months through March. He said the figure...

Bird strike forces Southampton plane emergency landing

An aircraft full of passengers bound for Spain was forced to turn around when a bird damaged one of its engines. The Flybe flight from Southampton Airport to Alicante had just taken off at 10:00 GMT when it suffered a bird strike. The pilot made an emergency landing shortly after 10:30. An airport spokeswoman said the engine continued to function while the plane returned and none of the 7...

Flybe to operate two new French routes from London City in 2016

Flybe will operate two brand new routes to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rennes as part of its 2016 summer schedule from London City Airport. Weekday flights to Paris have been timed for convenient day returns, with those to Rennes operating for peak summer every day except Saturdays. Rennes is the capital of Brittany and an important centre for business and tourism, renowned as being a &lsquo...