Flybe is a British low-cost airline based at Exeter Airport England. The airline British Airways owns 15% of the low cost airline. To avoid a hefty fine in 2008, the airline simply rented 172 passengers who flew for a fee of 40 to 50 euros from Dublin to Norwich. Behind this unusual act was a contract with Norwich airport. After this, Flybe committed itself to transporting 15,000 passengers on that route in the following 3 years. As the target had not been met after this period, the airline resolved the problem in this way. The airline has a large number of operating bases in the UK besides its headquarters in Exeter, with large bases at Southampton and Aberdeen airport. From its departure airports, Flybe operates flights on a scheduled low-cost basis as well as seasonal charter flights to many popular tourist resorts and cities in Europe.
Flybe currently owns 4 BAe 146-200, 9 BAe 146-300, 3 Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, 33 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, 26 Embraer 145 and 6 Embraer 195 AR (November 2007).
Flybe is an English low fares airline based at Exeter airport. The airline was originally founded on 01.11.1979 by the name of Jersey European Airways. The take-over by the Walter Steel Group, which also operated the airline Spacegrand Aviation, took place in 1983. Both airlines continued to be operated separately in the years that followed, but in 1985, they were operated together under the name of Jersey European Airways. From 2002, the airline was called British European Airways, before finally being renamed Flybe on 18.06.2002.
FlyBE is one of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe and its network links Great Britain with the rest of Europe. FlyBe for instance flies from the airports Birmingham, Exeter, Norwich, Southampton (England), linking these airports with popular resorts and destinations throughout Europe such as in Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Ireland.