Flybe flights are due to resume next month with bases in Birmingham and Belfast City, two years after the airline’s collapse – and tickets are now on sale
Image: Flybe Ltd)
Failed airline Flybe officially made a comeback today, relaunching as Flybe Ltd with bases in Birmingham and Belfast City.
The airline was pushed into administration in March 2020 as Covid ravaged parts of the travel market, but it was saved last year Bought as its business and assets by Thyme Opco and renamed Flybe Ltd.
Today the airline restarted and bookings were opened on a number of domestic and international routes, with the first flights due to take off on April 13.
The airline plans to add a total of 23 routes, which will mean up to 530 flights per week. They will be used on the company’s Dash 8-400 aircraft.
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These include UK routes to Leeds, London Heathrow, Manchester, East Midlands, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as some international routes to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Avignon Provence in France.
The company has also said it will be releasing more details on other routes in the coming months.
Prices start at £29.99 each way and are available to book now Flybe.com. To celebrate its launch day, the airline is also currently offering an additional £10 discount on all bookings made today (22 March).
The airline’s CEO, Dave Pfluger, said in a statement: “We are delighted to be up for sale and to begin operations next month. We believe our new flights will benefit everyone who wants low fares and more flights to go on holiday and visit loved ones. Our new network will also provide better regional connectivity within the UK and between different regions of the UK Kingdom and the EU.”
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The airline’s headquarters will be in Birmingham, but earlier this month the company also announced that it will be opening a second main base at Belfast City Airport, with “plans to grow rapidly, creating more jobs and more over the summer.” add flights”. .
According to the aeronautical analysis company circumin 2019, Flybe was the UK’s largest domestic airline, with its busiest airports including Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast City and Southampton.
In its heyday, the airline operated flights to about 70 airports in 13 countries.
Full list of Flybe destinations
- Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Avignon (France)
- Belfast city
- Brest (France)
- East Midlands
- London Heathrow
- Toulon (France)
https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/flybe-makes-comeback-uk-flights-26525765 Flybe is making a comeback with UK flights two years after the collapse