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RogueOne 3rd Mar 2022 15:46


Originally Posted by southamptonavgeek (Post 11194046)
Their flights are not operated by Aer Lingus Regional, as that is not a licenced airline (merely a brand name). If you had read the press release, you would see that the flights will be operated by Emerald.

However you badge it, franchise it, operate it, the point remains that Emerald don't have an AOC and so they're having to get Lingus involved. & Lingus will want a slice of that pie.

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jmdavies86 3rd Mar 2022 16:41


Originally Posted by RogueOne (Post 11193998)
Unless as per their press release the flights are operated by Aer Lingus Regional.

Every time your brain has a thought, you don't need to open your laptop and type it on pprune. Do a bit of research first.

Perhaps you could be so kind to point out where within that press release it makes any reference to them launching flights from/to BHD...?!

Albert Hall 3rd Mar 2022 17:40

I'd heard it said that the new CEO in Flybe had something of a way about him but it's clearly also contagious.

Latest I'm getting is that start of flying delayed until 11 April at the earliest and may go back further. Delay related to finalising schedules based on uncertainty over slots although that bit is third hand news.


Atlantic Explorer 3rd Mar 2022 17:54


Originally Posted by Albert Hall (Post 11194126)
I'd heard it said that the new CEO in Flybe had something of a way about him but it's clearly also contagious.

Latest I'm getting is that start of flying delayed until 11 April at the earliest and may go back further. Delay related to finalising schedules based on uncertainty over slots although that bit is third hand news.

Blimey, hope they’ve got deep pockets. That’s a fair bit of cash burn before the money starts coming in. They’re going to be a little late to the party by then I would say.

SealinkBF 4th Mar 2022 13:49

An article in the Independent today. Doesn't really say anything more.

Flybe: what is happening with the resurrected regional airline? (msn.com)

SWBKCB 8th Mar 2022 19:50


Members of Flybe’s new team are:

Philip Saunders, chief commercial officer.
Saunders has held senior leadership roles in commercial, sales, marketing, and distribution at seven other airlines in the UK and around the world including British Airways, Deutsche BA, SN Brussels Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Air Malta, Kuwait Airways, and South African Airways. In addition to leading highly successful commercial transformations at these various national airlines, he was also a senior executive at Travelport in the travel technology industry.

John Jackson, chief operations and customer service officer.
Jackson will be responsible for delivering operational excellence and world-class customer service across the airline by leading Flybe’s Airports, Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, People, and IT teams. He brings with him more than 30 years of industry experience having held previous senior roles with Continental, United Airlines, dnata, and Ravn Air Group in Alaska.

Ron Karger, chief technical officer.
Karger has more than 32 years experience in aviation maintenance and technical operations with previous roles including senior leadership positions at Air Canada Jazz, WestJet, WestJet Encore, and Pacific Coastal Airlines. As the director of maintenance at Encore, he oversaw the airline’s growth from start-up status to a fleet with forty-two Dash 8-400 aircraft.

Jim Comer, director of finance.
Comer is a chartered management accountant with 20 years experience in the aviation industry. Involved with the previous Flybe Ltd. since 2001, he has held roles in Treasury, FP&A, and Finance Business partnering, and he also played an important role in several pivotal projects including the acquisition and integration of BA Connect in 2007, the successful listing of Flybe on the London Stock Exchange in 2010, and the successful sale of Flybe’s business and assets in April 2021 to Cyrus Capital Partners L.P.

CEO, Dave Pflieger, said of the new additions: “We are extremely excited to have such accomplished industry leaders joining Flybe’s management team. Each one brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge that will prove invaluable as we look to launch the new Flybe, but also create a strong community focused airline that people love.”

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/west...ngham-take-off

LGS6753 11th Mar 2022 14:33

UK Aviation News are speculating on a May launch:
https://ukaviation.news/flybe-2-0-st...le-may-launch/

Wallsendmag 11th Mar 2022 21:36


Originally Posted by LGS6753 (Post 11198429)
UK Aviation News are speculating on a May launch:
https://ukaviation.news/flybe-2-0-st...le-may-launch/

Doesn't actually say which May though

TartinTon 12th Mar 2022 00:41

Given the recent announcements and recruitment activity my money is on a late March sales launch flying late April

Albert Hall 12th Mar 2022 09:45

I’d given up posting the updates I kept getting on start dates as there were so many of them. Latest news seems in line with that suggestion, announcement on Wednesday for flying from late April. Issues with slots apparently at the root of the deferrals and the person dealing with this has left - not sure if that’s the cause of the problems or a consequence of them.

Winston Fumble 12th Mar 2022 14:31

I sincerely hope for those who’ve already been recruited, the airline actually starts operating very soon, there must a huge amount of cash flowing out of the coffers at present, one assumes the owners must have very deep pockets. Good luck.

Jamesair1 12th Mar 2022 15:27

Whether the start date is April/May, they need to get on with announcing routes and getting reservations in, otherwise they will be flying a lot of empty planes around and draining the coffers

BusterHot 13th Mar 2022 17:00

Flymaybe 2.0

BA318 13th Mar 2022 17:28

Rumours online tonight that they will announce Leeds-London Heathrow. Even BA dropped that in a time when they were slot sitting a lot of routes.

allan1987 13th Mar 2022 18:42


Originally Posted by BA318 (Post 11199386)
Rumours online tonight that they will announce Leeds-London Heathrow. Even BA dropped that in a time when they were slot sitting a lot of routes.

looks to be BHD-LHR, BHD-LBA and LHR-LBA!

Sharklet7 13th Mar 2022 19:57


Originally Posted by allan1987 (Post 11199417)
looks to be BHD-LHR, BHD-LBA and LHR-LBA!

On BHD to LHR Given the competition and capacity provided by Aer Lingus and British Airways, is there demand or scope for a third operator on the route?

Skipness One Foxtrot 13th Mar 2022 20:32

The ONLY reason BA flew LHR-LBA was to connect to long haul. Flying a Q400 into LHR with no BA codeshare with the cost regime at LHR vs. rail is insane. If this is true, it's desperate stuff.

willy wombat 13th Mar 2022 22:44

IF these are true it would confirm my often stated opinion that Flybe 2 is very much a slot play.

BHD2BFS 13th Mar 2022 23:38

Seems like a big risk to go against BA and EI on what is their territory. They would need to have a lot of code shares. I'm sure most passengers travelling to LHR have a lot of luggage that could be very restrictive on a Dash. And for those business passengers im sure they would much rather the comfort of an Airbus

Skipness One Foxtrot 14th Mar 2022 00:05


Originally Posted by willy wombat (Post 11199505)
IF these are true it would confirm my often stated opinion that Flybe 2 is very much a slot play.

100% this. Lot of people being taken for a ride here, they're simply going to damage BA and EI with no business case to make money on their own then drop both routes as soon as they can flog off the slots.


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