Flybe’s Demise and the Rise of the Phoenix

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This topic contains 21 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  IanFromHKG 6 Mar 2019
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  • AMcWhirter
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    At just after 2000hrs tonight Flybe tweeted to confirm its sale to Connect Airways.

    Flybe says “the sale of Flybe to Connect Airways secures an exciting future for our customers and employees …”

    More to follow tomorrow.

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    pheighdough
    Participant

    Phew! Great news the deal has gone through now so FlyBe can live on.

    All eyes now on the future of their operation and how Virgin/Stobart structure the operation


    capetonianm
    Participant

    That’s excellent news for many people, particularly the employees of Flybe who see their security maintained.

    Despite that I think my next trips to and from the Channel Islands will be using Condor Ferries.


    pheighdough
    Participant

    Just when you think FlyBe’s future is looking better with Connect Air (Virgin/Stobart) taking over I read this article today:

    http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/325512/crunch-meeting-today-to-determine-flybes-future

    I would like to think the deal will go through, but there are still jobs on the line here…


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Flybe’s CEO Christine Ourmmeires-Widener interviewed on Sky News today.

    https://news.sky.com/video/flybe-boss-sets-course-for-new-future-11655114


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/325512/crunch-meeting-today-to-determine-flybes-future

    I would like to think the deal will go through, but there are still jobs on the line here…

    The deal has been approved.

    https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/flybe-group-shareholders-approve-sale-to-connect-airways-17188


    IanFromHKG
    Participant

    Well, I wonder if this will make FlyBe a little more sympathetic to our outstanding EU261 claim, denied for “weather disruption”, when on the day in question and at both departure and arrival airports there was no rain, temperatures were well above freezing, maximum wind speed was 10mph and visibility in excess of 5 miles. It’s small beer compared to the survival of the airline and its staff’s jobs, but it’s annoying…

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