Flybe resumes flights from the UK
FLYBE has finally resumed flights, two years after the airline went into administration.
The first flight, offering domestic flights at a short-term price of £19.99, has since taken off from Birmingham, a hub for the airline.
Flight BE404 landed just 51 minutes later at Belfast Airport, Flybe’s second largest base.
Passengers were greeted on the inaugural flight with complimentary inflight cookies and snacks.
While it only offers domestic flights for now, it also offers European routes Reboot later this month.
Dave Pfluger, CEO of Flybe, said: “Today is a big day for everyone at Flybe.
“Over the coming weeks and months, our schedule will continue to expand as we gain additional aircraft and fly to other new destinations from Birmingham including Amsterdam, Avignon, Brest, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.”
Domestic flights between Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and Heathrow will start this month, with the first European flight starting April 28 between Amsterdam and the UK.
Flights to France’s Avignon, Brest and Toulon Hyères airports will begin in July, with 23 routes planned between the UK, France and the Netherlands by August, with 93 weekly flights.
One-way flights start from £29.99 on most routes.
Flybe went into the administration in March 2020 with the loss of 2,400 jobs as the pandemic destroyed large parts of the travel market.
The airline previously flew around eight million passengers a year, both in the UK and in Europe.
Flybe isn’t the only airline to have filed for bankruptcy in recent years – 2017 Monarch Airlines went bankruptleaving thousands stranded abroad.
2019, Icelandic airline WOW Air but went broke Airline PLAY has since replaced it With Cheap flights from UK to USA over Iceland.
ThomasCook also collapsed in 2019but relaunched last summer.
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