New Flybe boss Christine Ourmieres-Widener said yesterday the airline was focused on “controlled expansion” after legacy orders for new planes and a slowdown in the market sent it hurtling into the red.
Regional airline Flybe will go head-to-head with Loganair on routes to Orkney, Shetland and the western isles after their long-standing franchise deal ends in the autumn.
Flybe’s new service between Aberdeen International Airport (AIA) and London Heathrow took to the skies yesterday, creating competition on the key route for the first time since autumn 2015.
Flybe has said uncertain customer confidence and poor weather contributed to a slow start to the final quarter of its financial year.
Flybe unveiled a new chief executive yesterday, saying Christine Ourmieres-Widener would be in the hotseat from January 16.