Flybe, the UK regional airline, has collapsed.
The long demise of the troubled airline finally concluded last night.
Based in Exeter, Flybe was small in overall UK terms but was a huge carrier at some UK airports. It operated out of more than 30 UK airports, often being the dominant carrier.
For example, at Southampton, Flybe operated over 90% of flights. 78% at Exeter, 57% at Jersey and over 50% at Cardiff.
So the impact will be felt across many more comapnies than just the airline.
The airline partly blamed COVID-19. Given that Italy is the European country most affected so far, questions will be asked about how certain airlines will survive. Alitalia?
N.B. Image credit: flybe.com