Articles tagged “flybe”

British Airways Prepares for Layoffs as Coronavirus Puts Airline Under ‘Immense Pressure’

British Airways Prepares for Layoffs as Coronavirus Puts Airline Under ‘Immense Pressure’

Reuters

Every airline is probably having to make the same tough decisions. The problem they all face is the high degree of uncertainty out in the world at the moment.

4 months ago

Coronavirus Is Pushing Some Airlines to the Precipice

Coronavirus Is Pushing Some Airlines to the Precipice

Brian Sumers, Skift

The UK regional airline Flybe was the first airline casualty of coronavirus. It probably won't be the last.

4 months ago

Why Coronavirus Casualty Flybe Couldn’t Be Saved?

Why Coronavirus Casualty Flybe Couldn’t Be Saved?

Gwyn Topham, The Guardian

The loss of Flybe leaves a big gap in the UK domestic air system. Still, it is probably best the government didn't step in to save it. Sometimes, market forces must play out.

4 months ago

Airline Industry Braces for $113 Billion Coronavirus Hit

Airline Industry Braces for $113 Billion Coronavirus Hit

Sarah Young and Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters

Flybe might be the first, but it probably won't be the last. Plenty of airlines across the world operate on pretty tight margins, which come under increasing pressure during times like this.

4 months ago

Flybe Becomes the First Airline to Die Because of Coronavirus

Flybe Becomes the First Airline to Die Because of Coronavirus

Brian Sumers, Skift

If this coronavirus panic drags on, we may see otherwise healthy airlines go bust. But that is not the case here. Flybe was in trouble well before coronavirus.

4 months ago

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flybe lives to fight another day, but at what cost? The UK government is effectively giving a helping hand to some very rich companies, without providing any of the details. This deal stinks.

6 months ago

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 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago