Flybe started life back in 1979 as Jersey European Airways operating regional flights back and forth to the Channel Islands. The name was changed to British European in 2000 by which time the firm had grown to become the UK's third largest scheduled airline. Just two years later, the name was changed again, and Flybe was born.
Today, Flybe operates a fleet of 80 aircraft and flies to 85 destinations. In total, the company offers 210 routes across 15 countries. Flybe has its hubs in Birmingham and Manchester but is mostly focused on flights to and from Jersey as well as London City Airport. The company earned a total revenue of £418 million in the six months to September 2017. The majority of Flybe routes are short-haul and take place within the UK along with Spain, Germany and France.
Flybe flight delays
In many cases, flight delays are caused by the movement of aircraft between different European countries. As the majority of Flybe flights take place within the UK, the airline suffers from relatively few such difficulties. As a result, Flybe has an excellent record for punctuality. Just 4.19% of Flybe aircraft are delayed by more than one hour, and only 0.27% of flights end up being delayed for more than three hours. Out of the 35 top airlines operating out of the UK, Flybe ranks 10th in terms of punctuality.
Flybe flight delay compensation
At FairPlane, we have found that Flybe flight compensation claims are dealt with in a timely manner by the airline. When letters are sent out requesting Flybe cancellation compensation or payments as a result of flight delays, they respond promptly and act fairly. With all valid Flybe compensation claims, the airline usually pays the necessary compensation that is owed within an acceptable timeframe.