Flybe Abruptly Cancels Flights

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Flybe, a troubled UK airline, has today canceled number of flights for “operational reasons” (lack of cash?).

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The airline was sold to a consortia lead by Virgin Atlantic back in February, although it is unclear if the deal has closed. The airline was supposed to operate under Virgin Atlantic brand in near future.

Here’s an excerpt from the BBC (access their piece here):

Regional airline Flybe has cancelled dozens of flights on Wednesday morning for what it describes as “operational reasons”.

Five flights from Belfast City Airport and four from Birmingham are among those affected, along with departures from Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Most of the flights are within the UK.

The airline said it would like to “sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused”.

Conclusion

There has been number of airline failures in Europe recently including Wow, Monarch, Airberlin and Primera.

Not sure what happened to the consortia buying Flybe that was supposed to inject much needed capital into the airline. A high number of cancellations due to “technical reasons” as Flybe puts it sounds very fishy.

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