Articles tagged “flybe”

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Christopher Jasper and Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

Get ready for "Virgin something" as the airline moves to beef up its intercontinental offerings and take advantage of Heathrow's planned third runway with acquisitions like FlyBe.

1 week ago

Wow Air Joins 20 Other Airlines That Folded in Just the Past Year

Wow Air Joins 20 Other Airlines That Folded in Just the Past Year

Jay Shabat, Skift

Wow Air’s failure stranded passengers all over its route network and got quite a lot of attention because of its role in Iceland’s tourism success story. But it’s got company — check out the list of airlines that have folded in just the last 12 months. Aviation is a tough business.

3 months ago

American Air-Backed Mesa Bids for UK Regional Carrier Flybe

American Air-Backed Mesa Bids for UK Regional Carrier Flybe

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

The drama surrounding Flybe goes up a notch. Management is at odds with key shareholders and it looks like there'll be a showdown on March 4.

4 months ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

4 months ago

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lowered guidance is a sign of how tough things are for European airlines at the moment. Fortunately, the airline is still highly profitable; the same can't be said for some of its smaller rivals.

5 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's good news for regional passengers who rely on Flybe's services, but Virgin Atlantic will have plenty of work to do to make sure it can make the most of a combined long-haul, short-haul operation.

6 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Explores Flybe Acquisition

Virgin Atlantic Explores Flybe Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Virgin Atlantic's Little Red domestic brand was not a success. It seems strange then that the carrier is exploring a bid for a short-haul airline, which has had its own struggles in recent years.

7 months ago

Regional Airline Flybe Puts Itself Up for Sale

Regional Airline Flybe Puts Itself Up for Sale

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone as Flybe has been struggling for some time. The big question now is, can it find a buyer?

7 months ago

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Oh dear. Another Flybe profit warning. The same thing happened last October. It's easy for airlines to blame external pressures but much harder for them to admit to—and fix—internal problems.

8 months ago

British Airways Owner Poaches Flybe Executive to Run Low-Cost Carrier Level

British Airways Owner Poaches Flybe Executive to Run Low-Cost Carrier Level

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG has big plans for Level and with a new dedicated CEO, we can expect further expansion. The only question is what would happen to the carrier if the airline group added Norwegian to its growing family.

11 months ago

Time Is Against UK Regional Airline Flybe as Challenges Mount

Time Is Against UK Regional Airline Flybe as Challenges Mount

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flybe's management team will be hoping the airline's latest turnaround strategy works, where others have failed. The carrier has plenty of challenges and is operating in a very tough environment. Might it find things easier as part of a bigger aviation group?

1 year ago

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's one thing to make promoting women a big topic of discussion at your annual industry gathering, and it's another to make serious strides the rest of the year. Come on, aviation industry, make it happen.

1 year ago