June 29, 2022
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Airlines

Revamped Flybe Takes to the Skies from Belfast

Fans of UK airline Flybe (BE) are rejoicing today. The rejuvenated airline took to the skies this morning as its first flight soared from Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX).

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History

3/24/2007: Flybe Takes over BA Connect

Today in Aviation, the low-cost subsidiary of British Airways (BA), BA Connect, disappeared from the skies after its takeover by Flybe (BE) in 2007.

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Today in Aviation

Today In Aviation: Flybe Takes over BA Connect

Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) subsidiary BA Connect disappeared from the skies in 2007 after its take over by Flybe (BE).

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Airlines

New Flybe Announces Launch Date, Route Network

The rebirth of defunct English regional carrier Flybe (BE) has officially begun with the maiden flight scheduled for April 13, 2022. BE’s website is officially open for bookings.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Rockhopper is Rebranded as Blue Islands

Today in Aviation, Channel Island-based Rockhopper was rebranded as Blue Islands (SI) in 2006, continuing to fly to the UK from its bases in Guernsey and Jersey.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Jersey European Airways Commences Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Jersey European Airways (JY) commenced operations in 1979. The airline was established by Jersey resident and majority investor John Habin who saw a market for a new airline on Channel Island. Jersey-based Intra Airways was merged with Bournemouth-based Express Air Freight to create the new carrier. The fleet consisted initially […]

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Airports

The Rise and Fall of London Southend Airport

MIAMI – Despite being the fastest-growing airport in the UK in 2019, Southend Airport (SEN) has been severely impacted by the downturn in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. When the majority of UK airlines grounded their fleets in March 2020, airlines began to retrench their operations. SEN bore the brunt of losing some […]

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Today in Aviation

Today In Aviation: British European Airways Rebrands As Flybe

MIAMI – Today in aviation, British European Airways rebranded itself as low-cost carrier Flybe in 2002 to become Europe’s largest independent regional airline. The airline can trace its history back to 1979 when Intra Airways and Express Air Services merged to form Jersey European Airways.  The airline went on to develop an extensive network across […]

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