Do Flybe own their aircraft?

The 54 aircraft from Flybe’s sizeable former Dash 8-Q400 fleet have had interesting and varied lives since the airline collapsed. In the first instance, these aircraft went on / back to lessors after periods of storage throughout the UK in early to mid-2020.

Where are Flybe aircraft stored?

Exeter airport
The airline’s only aircraft, DHC-8-Q400 G-CLXC (msn 4014), remains stored at Exeter airport. The ex-Austrian Airlines aircraft was registered in the United Kingdom on January 20 and ferried from Zagreb on February 17, 2021, but has not operated any test flights since March 7, 2021, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Who bought Flybe planes?

In October 2020, they struck a deal with hedge fund company Cyrus Capital, which was one of three partners alongside Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group that had taken over Flybe before its demise in 2020.

What type of aircraft do Flybe use?

Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
The Flybe Fleet Flybe currently operates a total of 72 aircraft to serve the various routes. The majority of the fleet is composed of Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 craft with fourteen Embraer E-195 craft completing the current fleet. Flybe currently has a total of eight additional Bombardier Dash 8 craft on order.

Is Flybe still in existence?

Flybe collapsed in March collapsed after running out of cash as the Covid pandemic kicked off. It employed 2,000 people and flew 8,000 passengers a year. The airline plans to “start off smaller than before”, new owner Thyme Opco said, without giving further details.

What happened to Flybe planes now?

On 5 March 2020, Flybe filed for administration and ceased all operations. The airline, which had been struggling for several months, claimed that its difficulties were compounded by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on bookings.

What happened Flybe fleet?

What happened to all Flybe planes?

Flybe planes might start taking off from British airports again early next year after administrators said they had agreed a rescue deal for the collapsed airline. Having struggled for years, Flybe was pushed into administration earlier this year as the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed large parts of the travel market.

What is Flybe now called?

The sale of Flybe’s business and assets was completed on April 13th for apparently £20 million, plus debt. This was to a company previously called Thyme Opco Limited and which will now be called Flybe Limited.

Can you fly Flybe again?

However, Flybe sold its business and certain assets to Thyme Opco on 4 November, 2020, and with the finalisation of its new owner on 14 April, Flybe has set its sights to return to operation in the summer season of 2021. Flybe’s new owners Thyme Ocpo – linked with Cyrus Capital – will now be renamed Flybe Limited.