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Flybe is a British regional airline that flies between many British cities, Ireland and Continental Europe. Flybe wants to bring people together, the airline focusses on short distances that are slightly too large for other means of transport.


Flybe is owned by the airline Connect Airways, which was founded by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Aviation and the investment company Cyrus Capital Partners.. The British regional carrier has approximately 2,500 employees.

Parent company
Connect Airways


Flybe was founded in 1979 as Jersey European Airways. The name changed several times over the years. In 1985 the name was changed to Jersey European and in 2000 to British European. Eventually, in 2002, the name got changed to Flybe. Until the acquisition of Flybe by Connect Airways in February 2019, the airline was a fully independent organisation.

Quick facts

  • It is expected that Flybe will execute flights under the name of Virgin Atlantic in the near future, because of the acquisition by Connect Airways.
  • Flybe flies to the most UK-airports of all airlines in the United Kingdom.


Flybe passengers are allowed to bring one cabin bag and one personal item on board. The total maximum weight of these two items may be 10 kg. The amount of check-in luggage passengers are allowed to bring depends on their travel class. Please consult website Flybe for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

Flybe does not offer in-flight Wi-Fi services.


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