Ryanair threatens legal action over bailout of 'billionaire-owned' Flybe
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has threatened legal action against the government over its bailout of "billionaire-owned" Flybe.Mr O'Leary demanded in a letter to chancellor Sajid Javid that an air passenger duty "holiday" given to the struggling regional carrier should be extended to other airlines - or it would be in breach of state aid and competition rules.
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The future of Flybe remains in doubt as the Government continues to consider what support it will provide.
Here the PA news agency looks at nine key questions around the airline.
– How big is Flybe?
It is much smaller than the likes of British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair, but with around nine million passengers a year Flybe is the largest regional carrier in Europe.
It’s fair to say, 2019 was a busy year!
We’re proud to have connected over 8.6 million passengers across the UK and Europe last year, and we can’t wait to do it again in 2020.
Flybe collapse threat: as the airline circles administration, what are your rights if you've booked flights?
The government is reportedly considering a cut to air passenger duty on domestic flights in a bid to save regional airline Flybe from collapse. © Provided by The Scotsman Europe's largest regional airline was locked into last ditch survival talks with the Government over potential emergency financing yesterday (13 January) after suffering rising losses.The talks came less than a year after the airline - which operates more UK domestic flights than any other - was bailed out by a consortium led by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic.
Share. Tweet. Share. Share. Email. Comments. Regional airline flybe is said to be in talks over potential emergency financing after suffering mounting losses. Sky News is reporting that flybe has been holding talks with the Department for Business
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— Flybe ✈ (@flybe)
– Where does it fly?
It serves around 170 destinations and has a major presence at UK airports such as Aberdeen, Belfast City, Manchester and Southampton. It flies the most UK domestic routes between airports outside London.
– Wasn’t Flybe saved last year?
The airline was bought by a consortium comprising of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital in February 2019, but it has continued to make losses.
– Why is it struggling?
A series of issues have affected Flybe’s finances, including rising fuel costs, falling demand, competition from road, rail and other airlines, plus a weakening of the pound.
– What about Air Passenger Duty (APD)?
Passengers departing on flights from UK airports must pay APD, with some exclusions. It adds £26 to the price of most return domestic flights such as those operated by Flybe.
Flybe collapse: what happens if the airline enters administration, and your rights if you booked flights
The talks come less than a year after the airline was bailed out by a consortium led by Virgin AtlanticThe talks come less than a year after the airline - which operates more UK domestic flights than any other - was bailed out by a consortium led by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic.
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Flybe put out its own FAQ as well although you’ll find it doesn’t answer the questions in the same way as I do! How many Avios will I earn when I use Flybe ? These are NOT ‘Government charges’ after all. More interestingly, what about the £14 of ‘fuel surcharge’ which goes straight into Flybe ’ s pocket?
Chancellor Sajid Javid is holding talks with the business and transport secretaries to reportedly discuss whether to cut the tax for all domestic flights or allow Flybe to defer paying this year’s bill of an estimated £106 million.
– What do environmental groups say?
They are outraged at suggestions APD could be cut. Greenpeace claimed the aviation sector has “got away for years with increasing its carbon footprint”, adding that providing an incentive to boost flying would be “the last thing we need”.
– Is Flybe still operating?
The airline has continued to operate as normal since it emerged on Sunday night that its bosses were engaged in crisis talks with the Government. Passengers are advised to go to airports as usual.
Flybe continues to provide great service and connectivity for our customers while ensuring they can continue to travel as planned. We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.
— Flybe ✈ (@flybe)
– What rights do passengers have?
If the airline fails, it is likely that all flights will be cancelled.
Passengers who have not made an Atol-protected package holiday booking will likely have to attempt to obtain a refund from their credit or debit card provider. Most travel insurance policies do not cover airline failure.
– Will people be stranded overseas?
After the collapse of airlines Thomas Cook and Monarch, the Government ordered the Civil Aviation Authority to repatriate people stranded abroad. It is not known if a similar operation would be launched if Flybe’s flights are grounded.
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LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology’s divisiveness, even the head of a neighboring police force said he opposed it. The South Wales police deployed vans equipped with the technology outside Cardiff stadium this week as part of a long-running trial in which officers scanned people in real time and detained anyone blacklisted from attending for past misbehavior.