It was the most resounding bankruptcy of early 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take its toll. In March of this year, NSBritish regional airline Flybe . has gone bankrupt. Then a real disaster for many British regions. The company is already represented 40% of regional lines within the UK. Flybe served 27 airports in the UK and Ireland as well as 30 destinations in the rest of Europe. In France, the company landed in twelve cities. Including Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Lyon, Nice, Paris CDG or even Rennes.
In April 2021, investment fund Cyrus Capital through its subsidiary Thyme Opco Limited acquired the business and assets of Flybe Ltd. Last weekend the new owners confirmed the next flight of the new plane Flybe Ltd.. carrier has New head office and first crew base in Birmingham. Flybe’s former headquarters was in Exeter where it operated 14 direct lines. The new version Flybe is the first British airline certified by the British Civil Aviaton (CAA) since Brexit..
Little information has been sent so far. However, we know that the first flights will be served from Birmingham Airport, one of the UK’s busiest platforms before the pandemic. The company announces the start of its flights to many local and European destinations, starting from the beginning of 2022.
High potential in Birmingham
According to Flybe CEO Dave Pflieger, the choice of Birmingham and the airport is ideal,” Due to its highly skilled population and workforce, its central location in the UK and the fact that Birmingham Airport is located first-class axle Where travelers can access more than 150 global destinations«.
For Nick Barton, Director General of Birmingham Airport, “ Flybe’s announcement that Birmingham has been chosen as the airline’s home is great news.
With the Midlands economic recovery from the Covid crisis, Flybe’s return to Birmingham skies is a boost for the region«.
The company must announce its first destinations before the end of the year. We know, however, what her fleet will be. This will be the De Havilland DHC-8-400, a
avion turbopropulseur which can make short flights at nearly the speed of regional aircraft. But with lower carbon dioxide emissions. The aircraft offers a capacity of 70 to 90 seats.
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