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Rytis Beresnevicius
Airline consolidation in Europe: worrying times for the industry

Seemingly, consolidation has become the main word when discussing the trends within the aviation industry, especially in Europe. But, essentially, what is consolidation and how it is affecting the skies above Europe?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ryanair’s O’Leary criticizes UK government for Flybe support

With the British Government stepping in to save Flybe, airline executives are not happy with the move. Ryanair's own Michael O'Leary publicly expressed his concerns regarding the Flybe rescue plan in an aggressive letter to the British lawmakers....


Rytis Beresnevicius
What would Flybe collapse mean for the United Kingdom?

Interesting developments concluded this week, as Flybe was on the brink of collapse. Curiously, though, with the backing of Virgin Atlantic-led consortium, this should not have happened. So, why did it and why was Flybe saved by the British government?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
IAG reports to EU regarding British Government help to Flybe

After the British Government stepped in to help Flybe, International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, complained to the European Union regarding the governmental intervention....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Flybe on the brink of collapse once again?

Just a year ago, Flybe solved its financial issues when a Virgin Atlantic led consortium purchased the carrier. Yet now, the airline is on the brink of collapse once again, potentially leaving thousands of passengers and employees stranded....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Flybe becomes Virgin Connect; a move crucial for Virgin Atlantic

Starting from 2020, Flybe will now officially be known as Virgin Connect. The rebranding, which was hinted since the Connect Airways consortium purchased the regional airline, and the partnership, secured crucial growth opportunities for Virgin Atlantic....


Ruta Burbaite
‘Flymaybe’ no more: Flybe set for Virgin-led makeover

Once written-off as another European airline headed for collapse, the struggling British regional airline Flybe finally has the go ahead for new ownership. Virgin Atlantic’s Connect Airways (UK) has received approval by the European Commission to acquire and merge with the carrier and Stobart Air (Ireland). The Virgin-led consortium hopes the takeover will secure a better future for the airline, including improving its image: Flybe has been...


Jason Shaw
Is the Flybe future about to unfold?

The future of the troubled UK regional carrier Flybe could be decided in the not too distant future, we've been told by a staff member that an announcement on a deal is imminent. Yet, exactly who is c...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Union denies Flybe pilot sacked for “fear of flying”

A former Flybe pilot has won a case against British leisure airline for unfair firing. But after the story circulated the media, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) is defending him again, claiming there is more to the story than a pilot with a “fear of flying”....


Zivile Zalagenaite
BREAKING | British Flybe enters formal sale process

Flybe, independent regional airline from United Kingdom, is looking into a potential sale and is already in talks with “a number” of strategic operators.    ...