Articles tagged “flybe”

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.

5 days 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.

2 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?

2 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.

3 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.

6 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?

7 months 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.

8 months ago

UK Airport Operator Mulls Buying Domestic Airline Flybe

UK Airport Operator Mulls Buying Domestic Airline Flybe

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

The collapse of Monarch Airlines and Air Berlin already provided the writing on the wall. These smaller European carriers are facing further consolidation.

11 months ago

How Small Scottish Airline Loganair Plans to Survive on Its Own

How Small Scottish Airline Loganair Plans to Survive on Its Own

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Cutting ties with its franchise partner is going to hurt Loganair at least in the short term. To succeed at going it alone, the airline needs to build a brand identity that resonates with consumers while keeping costs down.

1 year ago

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Operating in the precarious space between full-service and low-cost airlines, Flybe has found it difficult to carve out a role. Under its previous CEO, the carrier took steps to address some of its legacy issues. Now it is up to new CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener to plot a profitable future.

2 years ago

Flybe CEO Makes Shock Departure

Flybe CEO Makes Shock Departure

Patrick Whyte, Skift

No clear reason was given for Hammad’s departure but a clue will likely be found in the company’s upcoming first-half results.

2 years ago

Flybe CEO on Joint Ventures: No Thanks

Flybe CEO on Joint Ventures: No Thanks

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Flybe wants to keep it simple: No joint ventures wanted, just good, old-fashioned, passenger-boosting codeshares. Management at the European regional carrier have a bitter taste in their mouths after a joint venture gone awry with Finnair.

3 years ago