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Article from BTNews 22 NOVEMBER 2021

Flybe returns *

Like a phoenix Flybe, pre-pandemic Britain’s largest regional airline, is to return.

Headquarters for the new operation is Birmingham Airport which will also serve as the crew base.  The old Flybe made its last flight on 5 March 2020.  The new carrier has a CAA approved Air Operators Certificate (AOC). Two hundred direct jobs are expected to be created.
Introducing the new airline Flybe CEO Dave Pflieger was unable to give details of any routes nor start-up date, but the beginning of the summer season, 27 March 2022, would seem most likely.

Pflieger added: “I also want to emphasise that a key area of focus from day one for Flybe will be environmental sustainability and ensuring we do everything possible to reduce our carbon footprint and GHGs. Our entire fleet will be comprised of the de Havilland Canada Dash 8-400, which is a fast turboprop powered aircraft that can complete short journeys almost as quickly as a regional jet, but with lower CO2 emissions. In addition, we will also be partnering with local community charities and partners who are focused on the environment as well as other causes which align with our corporate goals and values.”

Last week’s news follows the April 2021 sale of the business and assets of Flybe Ltd (in Administration, now renamed FBE Realisations Ltd) to Thyme Opco Ltd (now renamed Flybe Ltd).  See BTN 15 November 2021.


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John Smyth, Wolverhampton

I wish them luck and Birmingham is underserved with airlines since its namesake stopped flying. At least in this internet age travellers to Stratford and other points in central England from the Continent can quickly find out about the services and no huge marketing investment is needed.

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