Flybe at Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Agency)
Airline news

Flybe CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener stands down

Flybe has announced that Chief Executive Officer Christine Ourmières-Widener is standing down from 15th July 2019 following the sale of the airline to Virgin Atlantic led consortium Connect Airways Limited. Ms Ourmières-Widener joined Flybe in 2016 and under her stewardship of the regional airline saw it decline from a profitable [read more]

Flybe Embraer
Aviation safety news

Flybe flight evacuated on Runway at Exeter Airport

A Flybe flight from Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE) to Alicante (ALC/LEAL) was evacuated this morning after the pilot reported a problem with the “air conditioning” as the aircraft was about to take off. Flight BE4321, operated by Embraer ERJ195 G-FBEJ, had lined already lined up on the runway when there were [read more]

G-ISLH Blue_Islands ATR 42-320
New Routes

Direct Jersey to Newquay service for Summer ’19

Blue Island Airways (SI/BCI) will launch a new direct service between Jersey, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ) and Newquay, Cornwall (NQY/EGHQ) from 3rd June 2019. The three-time-weekly flight will operate under its partnership with Flybe and will use flight numbers BE6540/6541. It will be operated by a Blue Island Airways ATR42 turboprop [read more]

Flybe at Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Agency)
Airline news

Flybe completes asset sale after European approval

Flybe (BE/BEE) has announced that it has completed the sale of its operation, include all the companies assets, to Connect Airways Ltd, A consortium led by Stobart Group and Virgin Atlantic. The announcement came just hours before the deadline for the sale which was awaiting approval from the European Commission. [read more]

Monarch Aircraft Engineering seperates from collapsed holiday group
Airline news

Monarch ends Flybe contract as the airlines woes grow

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has terminated its contract to maintain Flybe aircraft after concerns about the airlines ability to pay. Flybe, which recently put itself up for sale, is reportedly short of available cashflow following a downturn in profits and sources close to situation said that MAEL had asked [read more]

WOW Air Airbus A320 TF-BRO (Image: Nick Harding / Aviation Wales)

Frontier Airlines owner seeks stake in WOW Air

The parent company of Frontier Airlines, Indigo Partners, has said it plans to buy a stake in struggling WOW Air following the collapse of the takeover bid from Icelandair. The US based private equity firm already owns a stake in several budget airlines including European carrier Wizz Air. WOW Air [read more]