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flybe Reviews

Flybe Group PLC is a British low-cost regional airline group based in Exeter, Devon, England. It operates over 180 routes to 65 European airports and is Europe’s largest regional airline, carrying over 7 million passengers during 2013. The Flybe Group is a public company and employs around 2,600 people.

Launched in 1979 under the name Jersey European Airways, the airline was later renamed British European (BE), and then Flybe. It took over BA Connect in 2007 to create Flybe Group. In the UK, Flybe’s largest base is Southampton Airport and it has other large bases at Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester airports, with a total of 14 crew and aircraft bases across the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. Flybe is a public company, listed on the London Stock Exchange Until November 2013, the main shareholder, with 48.1% of the shares, was Rosedale Aviation Holdings Limited, the corporate representative of the trustee of the Jack Walker 1987 Settlement, which was established by the late Jack Walker, who was involved in Flybe’s early development. The Flybe Group includes Flybe Aviation Services (engineering and maintenance), Flybe Training Academy (engineering and flight crew training), Flybe UK (airline operations) and Flybe Europe, the holding company for all European operations, which currently consists of Flybe Nordic. Flybe employs allocated seating on all flights and passengers have the option to choose a seat online in advance. Economy Plus ticket holders receive a complimentary drink and snack, access to Flybe Executive Lounges, free prebooked seating and priority check-in. For Economy passengers, the airline operates a buy on board programme, called “Deli in the Sky”, offering food and drinks for purchase.

Flybe operates short haul services to destinations throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe.

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