FLYBE

IATA: BE - 267 ICAO: BEE FOUNDED: 18 JUL 2002 CEASED OPERATIONS: 5 MAR 2020

HISTORY: FLYBE was a British airline based in Exeter, England. Started operations on 1 November 1979 as Jersey European Airways as a result of a merger of the Jersey-based Intra Airways and the Bournemouth-based Express Air Services. In June 2000, the airline announced that it had rebranded itself British European according to a company spokesperson, this was due to the Jersey European Airways name no longer being an accurate reflection of the scope of the routes being covered. This name was soon shortened to simply Flybe on 18 July 2002, after which the airline repositioning itself as a full-service, low-fare airline. In the early morning of 5 March 2020, the airline filed for administration and ceased all operations with immediate effect after the UK government failed to grant a proposed 100 million ($129 million) loan. Virgin Atlantic stated that Connect Airways could "no longer commit to continued financial support" despite its investment of over 135 million, and placed part of the blame on the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Flybe's trading. All flights operated by Flybe and Stobart Air were cancelled, though those operated by franchisees Blue Islands and Eastern Airways continued.

 

 

17/11/2003 (From London LCY to Isle of Man IOM to London LCY)

 

 

 

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