13 JANUARY 2020
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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.
British Airways Regional
Dan Air Gill Airways
London City Airlines
Plus (Virgin) Little Red
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