Things seemed to be hopeful for Exeter airport’s main carrier:
Council leaders fight to keep Flybe in Exeter
Flybe sold to Virgin-led consortium
However, news breaking today does not look good:
Flybe jet flights to end at Exeter Airport in October
All Flybe jet flights are to end from Exeter Airport when its summer timetable finishes in October, airline bosses say.
The move, which is part of plans to cuts its fleet from 85 aircraft to between 70 and 75, will affect routes including Faro, Mallorca and Malaga.
The company apologised, blaming an industry-wide shortage of pilots for the delays, as well as its own pilots taking holidays.
The airline had also entered discussions over potential job losses, but it hoped to keep loyal employees “with Flybe”, airline chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener said.