13 JANUARY 2020

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Article from BTNews 13 JANUARY 2020

Crisis at Flybe

Flybe is expected to operate its normal schedule on Tuesday following the late breaking news Sunday night that the airline was having financial troubles. 

In an email to staff chief executive Mark Anderson said: "All my energy, and that of our Leadership Team, is very focused on continuing to turn Flybe, soon to be Virgin Connect, around and deliver the heartfelt service that our customers expect.  I do appreciate that the headlines some of you have already read are disturbing, but I want you to know that we are determined to do everything we can to make this work."

He told staff he was "extremely grateful" for their hard work and commitment.

BTN’s advice to potential Flybe customers is to support the airline in its troubles but make sure you pay with a credit card as a form of insurance.  Our advice to the airline is re-brand as quickly as possible.  The travelling public trusts Virgin Atlantic.

Running a domestic and short-haul airline is not easy.  Both easyJet and Ryanair have cutback regional services.

Here is a list of some UK prominent carriers that have either failed or merged in more recent times.  There are plenty of others.

Air Anglia
Air Bristol
Air Wales
BMI Regional
British Airways Regional
British Regional
Brymon Airways
Flybmi
Dan Air Gill Airways
Go
London City Airlines
Manx
Scot Airways
Suckling

Plus (Virgin) Little Red

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