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Flybe to Become Virgin Connect

UK regional airline Flybe has revealed its new name following its acquisition by a consortium earlier this year. Leveraging the Virgin brand and combining it with the Connect Airways moniker, the carrier will soon be known as Virgin Connect. Mark

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Pilot’s Union Seeks Reassurances Over Flybe Deal

The British pilot’s union has requested more detail about the sale of regional carrier Flybe to a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. Together with Cyrus Capital, the firms are set to create a new company called Connect Airways which

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Flybe Confirms Takeover Talks

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has confirmed it is in talks with Virgin Atlantic about a potential takeover. The formal sale process was announced by the Exeter-based carrier earlier in the month as it attempts to shore up its balance

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Fresh Look for Flybe

Exeter-based regional carrier Flybe has revealed a refreshed livery for its turboprop and jet fleet. The first aircraft with the updated design is G-JECP (c/n 4136), a Bombardier Q400 which was delivered to the airline in 2006. Flybe’s emblematic purple

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Flybe Outlines Fleet Plans

Flybe has reaffirmed its commitment to the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 after outlining its future fleet plans.  The Exeter-based regional carrier confirmed on May 16 it had completed “a comprehensive review of regional aircraft options”, concluding the Canadian-built turboprop “is the

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Flybe Eyes Eastern Tie-up

Flybe is set to maintain its presence in Scotland after reaching a preliminary agreement with Eastern Airways.  The non-binding Head of Terms, announced on June 6, paves the way for a five-year franchise agreement between the two carriers under which

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Flybe Launches at Heathrow

Flybe has launched scheduled flights from London/Heathrow.  The Exeter-based regional carrier introduced its first of 40 weekly connections from the capital to Aberdeen and Edinburgh on March 26, operated by its fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener

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Loganair Flies Solo

Scottish carrier Loganair will operate flights in its own right for the first time in almost 25 years.  The Glasgow-based airline will adopt a new tartan-themed livery from September 1 to coincide with the conclusion of its ten-year franchise agreement

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Flybe Expansion

Flybe has announced plans to open its first European crew base on February 1 after securing an agreement with Düsseldorf Airport.  The Exeter-based regional carrier said the creation a Continental hub “underlines [its] commitment to serving Germany and will ensure

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Flybe’s Airbridge Service to Continue

British regional carrier Flybe has confirmed it will extend its Cardiff to London City Airport service indefinitely. The multi-frequency schedule had been introduced as an interim measure, intended to maintain links between the two capitals during the planned closure of

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