Flybe rivals pick up half its main routes within hours of airline’s collapse

Lincoln Wylie

Flybe’s rivals scrambled to fill the void remaining by Europe’s biggest regional airline on Thursday, launching alternative solutions for 50 % of its principal routes in just hrs of the company’s collapse.

Scottish airline Loganair took about 16 of the 45 main winter season solutions beforehand operate by Flybe, whilst Hull-centered Eastern Airways took a more 3.

Channel Islands provider Blue Islands mentioned the thirteen every day solutions it experienced beforehand operate on Flybe’s behalf would be uninterrupted with field resources anticipating it to consider on about 8 routes.

In the meantime Downing Avenue mentioned ministers ended up exploring solutions to preserve loss-earning solutions.

Flybe fell into administration in the early hrs of Thursday morning following a authorities rescue collapsed. 

Bookings plummeted as coronavirus rips across Europe, leaving Flybe shareholders – including Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic – unwilling to support the airline.

According to Flybe manager Mark Anderson, the

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