Air International 2020-05
??? - The Fall of Flybe
Flybe fielded a broad range of Embraer products, including the ERJ145, E175 and E195. Its predecessor, Jersey European, also operated the EMB 110 Brasilia.
Flybe was the launch customer for the Embraer 195 in 2006.
Eastern Airways was one of three carriers that operated on Flybe's behalf. It has since reactivated its own booking system following the Exeter-based airline's collapse.
Flybe's collapse leaves the UK's regions with significantly reduced connectivity options. While airlines, including Loganair, Eastern Airways and Blue Islands, worked quickly to fill the void, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is placing the country's remaining domestic carriers under additional pressure.
One of its Q400s, G-JEDP (c/n 4085), sported a low cost, but no at any cost’ livery between 2011 and 2014.
Flybe was the largest regional carrier in Europe and played an important role in supporting many communities.
Three former Flybe Bombardier Q400s chart the airline's liveries since 2002.
The regional firm operated into three London hubs - City, Heathrow and Southend. It also intended to link Newquay Cornwall Airport with Gatwick from May.
Flybe's maintenance teams were widely regarded as being among the finest in the UK.