Monday, 13 January 2020
The British airline Flybe appears to be in difficulty again. Discussions are currently underway with the British authorities for an emergency loan, according to Sky News.
The regional airline, which, until recently, linked Antwerp and London, had been saved from bankruptcy a year ago when it was taken over by a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic.
According to Sky, some 2,000 jobs would be threatened. The EY office was asked to release all forms of liquidity. In a short reaction, Flybe said it was continuing its flights.
The issues are not limited to Flybe, which is a small company that has a fleet of 75 aircraft and connects more than 80 airports in the UK and Europe. Other similar airlines have already had to close down, such as Monarch Airlines, Air Berlin, Wow Air and Aigle Azur.
The Brussels Times