Flybe expands fleet

By Lisa James
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Recently resurrected airline Flybe has agreed long-term leases on five new aircraft.

The carrier is taking delivery of five Aergo Capital De Havilland-Canada Q400 planes, with the first already operating.

Flybe CEO Dave Pflieger said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Aergo Capital as we take delivery of additional Q400s and grow our fleet with more of these aircraft that are very popular with our customers. Passenger comfort and environmental sustainability have been a key focus area for Flybe from day one, and those are some of the reasons why we selected the Q400 for our fleet.

“In short, these planes are comfortable, fast, and quiet, and they can complete short journeys almost as quickly as a regional jet, but with 35% per seat lower CO2 emissions.”

Flybe has begun operating the first of the five aircraft and the new additions will help build fleet numbers to 32 aircraft over the next few years.   

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