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Innovation timeline

Innovation timeline

Flybe is at the forefront of the European regional aviation industry and a market leader in introducing innovative customer-focused enhancements. Below is a summary of just some of these innovations and achievements;

2010


July

  • Flybe signs multi-billion dollar deal with Embraer for up to 140 Embraer 175 and E-family aircraft (35 firm E175 Aircraft/65 options/40 purchase options) to support its planned European growth
  • Flybe and Air France sign extensive codeshare agreement. 85 routes are covered by the deal

2009


September

  • Flybe announces plan to build Training Academy in Exeter

June

  • Flybe’s CEO Jim French awarded CBE in Queen’s birthday honours list for services to aviation

January

  • Flybe given prestigious Air Transport World Regional Airline of the Year 2009 award in Washington DC

2008


May

  • Flybe re-accommodates 20,000 passengers left without flights after collapse of Isle of Man-based airline, Euromanx, all without charge

January

  • Announces landmark franchise agreement with Loganair, the Scottish regional airline, the first such deal for a low-cost airline
  • Flybe named by UK Government as one of only three companies to be given an Awarding Body status for approved qualifications

2007


August

  • Flybe launches the UK’s first low cost frequent flyer programme, Rewards4all, the first low cost FFP in the UK to reward all passengers for every flight they take

June

  • Flybe launches the world’s first aviation eco-labelling scheme

March

  • Flybe acquires BA Connect to become Europe’s largest regional airline

2006


October

  • Flybe introduces flight changes online functionality

February

  • Flybe first to offer customers protection against airline failure with Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance

January

  • Flybe enhances its premium business offering, All In

2005


December

  • Flybe launches its Fair Deal on Baggage

September

  • Airline launches celebrity endorsed snacks and sandwiches onboard

March

  • Flybe introduces pre-assigned seating facility allowing passengers to pre-book their seats