03 October 2011
Flybe, the UK’s Number One Domestic airline and Europe’s leading regional carrier, is again proud to have been recognised on the global aviation stage by being confirmed as Europe’s number one regional airline and the only UK airline to feature in the overall global rankings for regional airlines – for the second consecutive year.
The annual international aviation industry survey is published by the US-published Airline Business magazine and is based on data compiled by Flightglobal Data Research which analyses air traffic statistics for the world’s regional aviation operators*.
*Based on UK CAA statisticsJim French, Flybe’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are naturally delighted to have received such auspicious recognition in the influential Airline Business Regional Rankings and especially for the second year in succession. The results firmly validate the prominent position we have established on the international aviation stage alongside such well-known global giants as the US’ Sky West Airlines, ExpressJet and American Eagle. It is further proof of the robustness of our chosen business model and validates our commitment to not only expand our regional network but also to make regional air travel more affordable and accessible for both leisure and business passengers.”