The airline has also opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees who would like to continue their aviation careers with Loganair. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees seeking to continuing their aviation careers with Loganair. Scotland’s Loganair said it will pick up 16 routes within the UK formerly flown by Flybe, the UK regional airline that ceased operations on March 5. At the top of the ex-Flybe list is Edinburgh to Manchester, which had an average of 318 passengers per day last year. Eastern Airways is to take over Flybe's Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle services from next week. Rachel Jones , 6th March 2020. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Loganair is to take on 16 routes flown by the collapsed airline Flybe - adding close to 400 new flights a week - and has opened a recruitment line for former Flybe employees.. The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees seeking to continuing their aviation careers with Loganair. Until 2am on 5 March, many UK travellers relied on Flybe, whose route network could be summed up as: “anywhere to anywhere, possibly changing planes in Birmingham, Southampton or Manchester”. 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Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Sean Moulton, a UK aviation connectivity analyser, has identified the busiest UK domestic routes in 2019 which remain unserved. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Transpennine Express has trains every two hours from Manchester Airport to the heart of Edinburgh, and there are easy connections to Glasgow Central. The 16 routes will run from existing Loganair base airports at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Newcastle and will be launched over the next four months, beginning March 16. 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Flybe collapse: Southampton Airport pilot and passengers give reaction, Flybe: Future of many routes at risk after collapse. Share. "The airport continues to work very hard to ensure that more slots will be taken over by other airlines, in turn safeguarding the future of Southampton Airport and regional connectivity for the UK.". Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has been operating more than 1,500 flights across over 150 routes this August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 25th to Monday 28th August) and reports that three of its six leading performers, with increased demand over the … VideoLong watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Eastern Airways to take over Flybe routes from Aberdeen Eastern Airways has announced it will take over the Aberdeen to Birmingham route following the collapse of Flybe. After the most difficult 24h of my working life I’d like to pay tribute to the hard working people so affected by the collapse of @flybe; thank the incredible team @SOU_Airport for their efforts today; and welcome the news from @FlyLoganair + @EasternAirways (plus more to follow). A new airline has taken on one of Flybe's former flight routes from Exeter to Manchester. Scotland's airline Loganair is to take on 16 UK Flybe routes. It will represent nearly 400 new weekly flights … Flybe tried, not always successfully, to stay under the radar of easyJet, Britain's biggest budget airline, which is taking over from Birmingham to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Scottish carrier is also teaming up to offer connections with Blue Islands, which is filling some of the gaps from Jersey and Guernsey to the UK as well as launching routes from Manchester to Exeter and Southampton – the latter in competition with Eastern Airways. Scottish airline Loganair is to take over Flybe's Cardiff to Edinburgh service. VideoThe paper that helped the homeless, The homeless addict who became a history professor, The deadly ingredient smuggled onto US menus, Viewpoint: Africa no longer needs lectures from the US, Tunisians question whether life is better after Arab Spring. "Some of the routes were not viable, and for our business to be successful in the long term, we have to remain focused on the core heartlands for Loganair.". British Airways has now taken it over, but the frequency is far lower than the previous four flights … .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Blue Islands announced it will operate multiple daily flights between Exeter and Manchester as the regional airline continues to maintain essential regional connectivity. The routes, from existing Loganair base airports at … Southampton airport managing director Neil Garwood said: "We welcome the recent announcement from both Eastern Airways and Loganair to backfill routes that were previously operated by Flybe. Flybe: is there life in the old airline yet? Mr Garwood also hinted in a tweet that more carriers were expected to step in following Flybe's collapse. A former British Midland route, from Teeside to Heathrow, has been resurrected by Eastern Airways, which will fly from 14 September. According to analysis of OAG schedules data, 44 of the 70 UK domestic routes operated by Flybe during October 2019 are now served by other airlines—or will be served over the coming weeks. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Mr Moulton said: “I can’t say I saw that one coming.”. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. One Flybe route that started only in March 2019 proved a big success: Heathrow to Newquay. British Airways Heritage Centre/Tom Purvis, British Airways Heritage Centre/Theyre Lee-Elliott, British Airways Heritage Centre/Frank Wootton. Europe’s biggest regional airline – slogan, "Faster than road or rail" – was the choice of passengers in a hurry from Belfast to Cardiff or Manchester to Edinburgh. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The main replacement for Flybe flights is Loganair, which became Britain's biggest regional airline overnight after its rival’s collapse. Loganair are set to take on 16 routes flown by the collapsed airline Flybe and hire some of its staff. Eastern said it would continue to operate its scheduled routes independently following the collapse of its franchise partner on Thursday. Blue Islands has also taken over several routes from Jersey , including to BHX and SOU, while Loganair’s new services include flights between Aberdeen and BHD and BHX-Inverness . What happens to your body in extreme heat? Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. The carrier is also stepping up frequency on several routes to and from Belfast International. Video, A man who invited the world over for dinner, Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive, Star Wars supports host Arielle after racist abuse, Larry King, veteran talk show host, dies aged 87, Scientists play down 'more deadly variant' claim, Loganair that it will take on 16 former Flybe routes. It will also sell its own tickets for routes … Aurigny is connecting its home island of Guernsey with Birmingham and Exeter. Less than 24 hours after Flybe went into administration, the airport confirmed that at least one of its former Flybe services has been taken on by another carrier. 5 Mar 2020 by Jenni Reid Loganair has announced it will take over 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe, which was placed into administration today. Tartan trip: An ATR-42 aircraft at Shetland, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Missing links: The Flybe domestic routes that have been abandoned, Aer Lingus to take over six Belfast-Great Britain routes. It has been revealed that other airlines will replace Flybe on five of its routes from Birmingham in the next few weeks with other carriers being approached to take over remaining services. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Another airline has announced plans to take over routes formerly operated by collapsed airline Flybe. The three Flybe routes that it will be taking over are as follows: Aberdeen (ABZ) ⇒ Birmingham (BHX) Southampton (SOU) ⇒ Manchester (MAN) Southampton (SOU) ⇒ Newcastle (NCL) The paper that helped the homeless. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Flybe: What are the wider implications of the airline's demise? But while the network was appealing, it proved hopelessly unprofitably for the Exeter-based airline. The Scottish airline Loganair has announced plans to take over 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe, including services linking Exeter with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Eastern Airways is launching services on old Flybe routes such as Manchester to Southampton, and trying new links such as Teesside to Newquay – turning an all-day journey by road or rail into a 90-minute hop. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. It will also sell its own tickets for routes it previously operated under a franchise with Flybe. The number of daily flights has halved, but there are twice as many seats on easyJet’s bigger planes. The airline is offering rescue fares for the following routes: Liverpool-Knock; Bournemouth-Dublin; Belfast-London Stansted; Bristol-Dublin; Belfast-Manchester The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking. Previously known as Jersey European, then British European, Flybe operates flights across Europe from its multiple bases around the UK. British Airways has now taken it over, but the frequency is far lower than the previous four flights per day. Loganair to take over 16 Flybe routes The first of the services will commence on March 16. Blue Islands and Aurigny take over Flybe's former routes. Scottish airline Loganair is taking on two former Flybe routes from Belfast City Airport to Aberdeen and Inverness, it has been announced. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Video. Scottish airline Loganair to take over 16 cancelled Flybe routes from Monday The routes, from Loganair-based airports at Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and … It acquired BA Connect from British Airways in 2007 which expanded its network coverage of Europe. Eastern Airways is to take over Flybe's Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle services from next week. Flybe has collapsed into administration - putting up to 2,000 jobs at risk at regional airports, including Birmingham. Flights from Inverness to Belfast, Birmingham and Jersey will be taken over by Loganair following the collapse of troubled airline Flybe. In pictures: Defiant Russians rally for opposition, PM talks to Biden in first call since inauguration, How India calculates value of women's housework, The man who invited the world over for dinner. Scottish airline Loganair has announced plans to take on 16 routes operated by collapsed carrier Flybe. Eastern Airways take over Flybe Manchester routes March 9, 2020 Flybe’s former franchise partner, Eastern Airways has announced new routes from Manchester Airport as well as continuing to honour tickets of Flybe passengers on its routes. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. In 2019 it averaged 274 passengers per day. While rail is not a practical alternative for travellers in a hurry for most of those routes, the links from Scotland’s two biggest cities to Manchester are perfectly practical. Scottish airline Loganair said it would be taking over 16 routes, including three from Southampton and three from Flybe's former base at Exeter to Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Manchester to Newquay, Belfast City to Cardiff and Glasgow to Manchester complete the top five. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? During the coronavirus pandemic it became clear that BA has abandoned another prime domestic route from Heathrow, to Leeds Bradford. Exclusive: Barely half of the UK network of the collapsed regional airline has been filled, but new services have appeared, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. "However, we're also taking a cautious approach - we can't and won't replace every route that Flybe served; if we did, we'd simply replicate the same issues that led to its failure. Edinburgh to Cardiff is just behind, at 304 passengers per day. Flybe collapse: Why the airline went bust, Loganair to take over 16 of Flybe’s routes, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. A regional airline has announced it will take over Flybe flights between Newcastle and Southampton. Loganair is to take over some of the routes previously flown by Flybe, the regional airline which went into administration this week. Managing director Tony Burgess said: "As a former franchise partner of Flybe, this will not impact on any flights and routes operated by Eastern Airways. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? The firm announced its plans to "safeguard regional connectivity" with the addition of 400 new flights a week. It has proved so popular that the frequency is being increased. Eastern Airways is to take over Flybe's Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle services from next week. "Revised booking facilities on Eastern Airways services will be advised on EasternAirways.com, which includes the quick recovery on Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle routes. Northern Ireland depends more on domestic flights than any other part of the UK, and Stobart Air – flying as Aer Lingus Regional – is launching services from George Best Belfast City to Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. It has snapped up routes that look profitable, such as Edinburgh and Glasgow to Southampton and Newcastle to Exeter. © 2021 BBC. Scotland's regional airline will be adding close to 400 new flights each week and has opened a recruitment line for former Flybe employees. One Flybe route that started only in March 2019 proved a big success: Heathrow to Newquay. Flybe had more flights than any other airline to and from George Best Belfast City and many other UK airports, including Aberdeen and Manchester. Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe. Loganair is among airlines who could take over some Flybe routes The move will plug almost all the gaps created by long-troubled Flybe going into administration early today. It has been announced that the Scottish airline will take over 16 routes after Flybe ceased trading during the early hours of this morning. It said tickets for the three new routes would go on sale immediately. An airline has stepped in to save some of the Manchester routes lost to the collapse of Flybe. In 2005, BA paid Flybe to take over its routes not beginning or ending in London. SHARE. The chief executive, Jonathan Hinkles, said "Loganair has stepped in to assure UK connectivity across 17 routes formerly flown by Flybe, and we're pleased to be doing so. Loganair of Scotland operates as a franchisee on behalf of Flybe. Australia believes Tse Chi Lop's syndicate controls up to 70% of narcotics entering the country. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Other route maps of Flybe How the pandemic has changed the world economy, The paper that helped the homeless. "Eastern Airways remains fully committed to providing regional connectivity with business links to capital cities and industrial centres.". By early afternoon today, Loganair announced that it would take over Flybe’s old Aberdeen and Inverness routes, with daily services coming into effect on March 16 and 23, respectively. 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