15 NOVEMBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 15 NOVEMBER 2021

Flybe resurrected *

Dave Pflieger has been named CEO of the new Flybe.  The UK’s largest regional airline at the time, Flybe filed for administration and ceased all operations just before the pandemic on 5 March 2020.

The airline refused to die and on 13 April 2021 the business and assets of Flybe Ltd (in Administration, now renamed FBE Realisations Ltd) were sold to Thyme Opco Ltd (now renamed Flybe Ltd).  Prior to its grounding Flybe held a number of slots at Heathrow.

Whilst it still has a live website further news is hard to come by although rumours of a Birmingham Airport-based de Havilland Q400 operation persist.

Pflieger comes with an impressive CV, having been a senior executive or CEO at seven different airlines, ranging from a national flag carrier and a major US airline to several low-cost carriers and regional airlines.  He is not known to have worked in the UK.  He was previously CEO of Ravn Air Group, the largest regional airline in Alaska and also led the highly successful turnaround, re-fleeting, and re-branding of national carrier Fiji Airways.


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Timothy Procter, United Kingdom

Hmmm .... Alaska and Fifi come to Brum. Will he support Wolves or the Villa?