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Flybe recruiting for a base in ‘the Midlands’

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If you thought that the relaunch of Flybe had fallen through when it was forced to hand back its Heathrow slots, you were wrong.

According to the ad below, posted on LinkedIn, the airline is recruiting for ‘numerous roles based in the Midlands’.

Despite being based in Exeter, Flybe had its largest bases at Birmingham and Manchester before it collapsed. The ad implies that Birmingham will be the home of the revived airline.

Flybe recruiting for Birmingham base

As we covered multiple times on Head for Points, virtually all of Flybe’s UK domestic routes have now been picked up by Loganair, Eastern, Blue Islands, Aurigny and BA CityFlyer. Wizz Air is even starting UK domestic flights next month.

What have NOT been picked up, due to the pandemic, were Flybe’s routes from the UK to smaller European cities. Flybe used to serve cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Milan from Birmingham. Unless BA CityFlyer comes in, it is difficult to see anyone else picking up these routes.

The only risk for ‘new Flybe’ is that because Birmingham can handle larger aircraft – unlike, say, Southampton Airport – any routes which become too successful will become a target for easyJet et al.

Comments (25)

  • Craig W says:

    Hi all – does anyone know the sort of price point we are talking about for the Wimbledon tickets that get released? Looks like they are released everyday so might give it a go tomorrow if not excruciatingly expensive! Thanks

    • Rob says:

      £90 Centre, £80 No1 for today

    • Zoe says:

      Both Centre Court and Number 1 are now available for tomorrow £80 I think. You can take your own food & drink to cut down on costs. Cool bag and pop into M&S Food by Southfields station.

      • Zoe says:

        This is the ones you access after making an account at my Wimbledon, not the Amex ones.

        • Rob says:

          Not sure what the Amex pricing is – never actually seen them although I know many readers have bought them.

  • Ali2010 says:

    Wimbledon – debenture seats – I have two no.1 court debenture tickets for tomorrow which I cannot now use. You get lounge access too of course. Great seats right in centre and only few rows back. Can transfer for £200 a seat if anyone interested?

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