Flybe plays a critical and unique role in UK aviation system

Welcoming the Government’s announcement regarding Flybe, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, Karen Dee said:

“Flybe plays a critical and unique role in the UK aviation system, supporting the development of the regions, providing essential connectivity to businesses and stimulating the growth in trade. Its domestic and international network also helps to unlock the tourism potential of those regions.

“The action the Government has taken to help secure the future of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will support the current and future jobs that this connectivity provides at UK airports and in the regions. 

“We look forward to hearing more detail on the discussions between the Government and Flybe and will engage with the welcome review of APD – Europe’s highest aviation tax – so that the whole of the UK can benefit from excellent domestic and international flights.”