Flybe to cut 23 routes, phase out Embraer fleet

Virgin Atlantic/Connect Air owned Flybe announced a slew of route cuts and the complete withdrawal of the Embraer fleet.

There’s still no site of the rebranding, but until the full review of the airline routes and personnel requirements has been finalised it’s unlikely to want to taint the new airline brand with the old management and airline identity.

There will also be some major booking site changes – if it’s to be integrated properly, the whole thing has to be worked in to Delta’s booking system. Virgin Atlantic operates a re-skinned version of the Delta site and joint branding, if it’s to benefit the main airline will mean full integration of UK domestic and European routes.

That’s still mildly complicated by Brexit. A UK withdrawal with an agreement will make things easy, without it complicates matters.

As previously announced, the carrier will be focusing on the Bombardier Q400 as its core aircraft type in the future.

The Embraer E175’s will be phased out in late 2019, with the Embraer E195’s returned to lessors by 2020.

The routes for withdrawal are listed below.

Cardiff – Faro Last flight on October 26, 2019

Cardiff – Glasgow Last flight on October 25, 2019

Cardiff – Milan Malpensa Last flight on September 28, 2019

Cardiff – Munich Last flight on September 6, 2019

Cardiff – Rome Last flight on September 7, 2019

Cardiff – Verona Last flight on September 7, 2019

Cardiff – Venice Last flight on September 7, 2019

Doncaster/Sheffield – Alicante Last flight on October 26, 2019

Doncaster/Sheffield – Dublin Last flight on October 25, 2019

Doncaster/Sheffield – Jersey Last flight on October 26, 2019

Doncaster/Sheffield – Paris CDG Last flight on October 25, 2019

Exeter – Alicante Last flight on October 25, 2019

Exeter – Faro Last flight on October 26, 2019

Exeter – Malaga Last flight on October 26, 2019

Manchester – Innsbruck – Seasonal service not returning in the winter

Newquay – Leeds/Bradford Last flight on October 25, 2019

Norwich – Alicante Last flight on October 25, 2019

Norwich – Exeter Last flight on October 25, 2019

Norwich – Malaga last flight on October 24, 2019

Southampton – Alicante Last flight on October 26, 2019

Southampton – La Rochelle Last flight on September 22, 2019

Southampton – Nantes Last flight on September 8, 2019

Southampton – Rennes Last flight on September 24, 2019

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