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Uncertain future for Flybe in Channel Islands

Flybe have announced they will stop its larger aircraft from four regional bases. Photo: ITV Channel TV

The future for Flybe in the Channel Islands is uncertain after it announces it will stop flying jets out of four regional airports.

Flybe have announced they will stop its larger aircraft from Doncaster, Cardiff, Exeter and Norwich, but their smaller 78-seat aeroplanes will continue to operate from these bases.

The Ports of Jersey says there are no changes to the summer schedule, but it is not clear what will happen to the service beyond that.

Ports of Jersey is reassured that currently there will be no changes to the proposed summer schedule.

However, post this period we have to date received no further indication from Flybe as to its future services.

In light of the successful Jersey route network operated by Flybe we are hopeful that this will be taken into consideration when the airline looks to consider its future operations.

– Spokesperson, Ports of Jersey

Flybe say the current flight cancellations are not linked to this announcement and are due to other factors.

Our fleet reduction has always been core to improving our profitability. We are committed to assisting all our affected employees across the impacted Flybe bases.

We remain fully committed to Exeter, Cardiff and Doncaster airports and will continue to offer a comprehensive choice of regional and European destinations operated by our 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

– Christine Ourmières-Widener, Flybe CEO

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