Established in 1979 as Jersey European Airways, Flybe is regional carrier headquartered in Devon. The carrier operates services within the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Europe via its hub at Exeter International Airport. Flybe also operate from secondary hubs in Manchester, Belfast and Birmingham. The carrier was part of the Flybe Group PLC, which was acquired by Connect Airways on 11-Jan-2019. Connect Airways is a UK limited company and owned by Virgin Atlantic (30%), Stobart Aviation (30%), and DLP Holdings (40%) - a wholly owned company of Cyrus Capital. Flybe delisted from the London Stock Exchange following regulatory approval of the airlines sale to Connect Airways in Mar-2019.
In Oct-2019, Flybe announced plans to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020.
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