Regional Renaissance

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has refocused operations and is resizing its fleet for profitability. Bernie Baldwin reports on its progress.

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Bombardier Q400 G-JECP (c/n 4136) was the first Flybe aircraft to be presented in the airline’s fresh new livery.
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Connecting UK communities, primarily on a domestic basis, remains the bedrock of the Flybe operation.
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“We don’t just want to fly every aircraft every minute of the day to get revenue. It might not be profitable revenue.” Flybe chief commercial officer Roy Kinnear is explaining the type of business model in which he most believes. “For me it’s all about the P&L (profit and loss). I am all about bottom line.”

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