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Flybe Full Year Results

Shaping a sustainable future

8th June 2017

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today released its financial results for the year ended 31st March 2017.
The airline has reported the following financial results:

  • Passenger numbers increased by 7.6% to 8.8m
  • 13.4% increase in group revenue to £707.4m (£623.8m in 2015/16)
  • Stable passenger yield at £70.20
  • 3.0ppts lower load factor to 69.6%, reflecting the 12.3% increase in capacity
  • £6.7m adjusted loss before tax

Operationally, during the year Flybe:

  • Was again named by OAG as the best UK airline for punctuality (on time performance) and placed sixth worldwide
  • Launched a new franchise partnership and joint venture with Eastern Airways and a new franchise agreement with Blue Islands in the Channel Islands
  • Launched new routes from Scotland to London Heathrow
  • Signed new codeshares with Virgin Atlantic, Air Berlin, Air India and Singapore Airlines

Flybe is well placed as it enters 2017/18 as it will be in control of its capacity going forward.

Flybe reached its peak fleet size of 85 in May 2017. Reduction in the fleet size will start by returning six end-of-lease Q400s in 2017/18. This will enable Flybe to become a more customer centric business and for the first time concentrate the business on profitable routes

Flybe has a clear business plan, which will form the foundation of a longer term plan to become the best regional airline in Europe.

Implementing a clear strategy is about returning to the core of what really works for the airline. We will make Flybe a sustainable business that operates the best routes and at the best times to suit the needs of our customers. We will stay true to our mission to connect people and businesses with safe, reliable and affordable travel.