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Loganair will be operating 16 former Flybe routes

Friday, March 13, 2020

The regional airline Flybe, who recently ran into profit struggles and requested a loan from the British government, was forced to file for administration on the 5th March 2020.

This happened after recently being taken over by Connect Airways and announced the plans to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020. The airline was the largest regional airline in Europe, mostly operating flights within the UK.

Loganair announces takeover of Flybe routes

The airline recently announced that it would be interested in taking over 16 former routes flown by the now in administration Flybe. The airline has bases at airports across the UK including Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh and Exeter. According to a Loganair representative, it was important to "maintain essential air connectivity within the UK regions to keep customers flying". Starting from mid-March the airline is planning to serve its first past Flybe routes.

Who is Loganair?

Loganair is a smaller regional air carrier, offering 70 destinations from a total of 6 countries. The airline operates using just over 40 aircraft, which serve mostly regional routes between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Loganair’s plans to employ former Flybe staff

Loganair is a smaller regional air carrier, offering 70 destinations from a total of 6 countries. The airline operates using just over 40 aircraft, which serve mostly regional routes between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Flybe bankruptcy: why did the airline collapse?

 Why did Flybe collapse?

After having struggled for the past months and having requested a loan from the UK government, the airline ran into additional difficulties due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. The virus has not only affected Flybe but many other global airlines who are experiencing a reduced demand in air travel and are also suffering due to the restrictions placed on operating to and from mainland China.

At the point of collapse, it was still unclear if the airline would be granted a loan to support its operations. According to reports, the airline was making annual losses of nearly £20m.

Unfortunately, all flights operated by Flybe are now cancelled.

Flybe collapse: can I still claim compensation for a Flybe flight?


According to EU Regulation EC No 261/2004, the bankruptcy of Flybe does not make you eligible for compensation. Furthermore, please be advised that all Flybe flights are grounded and will not take place.

Was your Loganair flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked? You may be eligible for compensation

Very often, airlines make the process of claiming as complicated as possible in order to simply avoid compensating their passengers. They also overuse the argument that the disruption was caused by an extraordinary circumstance. Therefore, and more often than not, one sees passengers lose hope and accept the airline’s rejection as the truth.

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