Having flown FLYBE for the first time it is reasonable to pen a few thoughts. The flight was Gatwick to Inverness and took maybe an hour as opposed to 8 hours on the train for similar cost. The plane was less than a third full with 32 seats occupied out of 92. The plane was an Embraer 175 which is not unlike a small Airbus 319. Comfortable and clean and a good experience. Why would I not use then again? Not so many routes and airports for me, having to pay for food is irritating ( surely a few pounds on the ticket and give away coffee and biscuits?) and the size of handluggage allowed is smaller than for example British Airways.
Flybe is a British low-cost regional airline group based in Exeter, Devon, England and operates over 180 routes to 65 European airports and is Europe’s largest regional airline, carrying over 7 million passengers during 2013.
The Flybe Group is a public company and employs around 2,600 people.
Launched in 1979 under the name Jersey European Airways, the airline was later renamed British European (BE), and then Flybe. It took over BA Connect in 2007 to create Flybe Group