News: Flybe to cut fleet to 70 aircraft by 2020

After a comprehensive review of regional aircraft options, Flybe Group has concluded that the Bombardier Q400 is the best core aircraft for its current and future needs.

It will therefore remain as the backbone of the Flybe fleet for the foreseeable future.

The Q400 is faster than the alternative turboprops, with a performance close to jet aircraft over the relatively short sectors that Flybe operates.

In addition, with excellent operating economics including turboprop fuel efficiency, it is cheaper to operate than similar-size…
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