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Flybe swings to the red with a pre-tax loss of £35.6 million ($55 million)

Flybe Group Plc (Exeter) reported a pre-tax loss for its full fiscal year of £35.6 million ($55 million) for the fiscal year ending on March 31, down from a pre-tax profit of £8.1 million ($12.5 million) for the previous fiscal year.

Flybe blamed its massive loss on having more Embraer E-Jets than it needs. It also blamed the loss of the costly disposal of its Finnish joint venture.

In other news, Flybe on June 1 opened its second base in less than a month, this time at Cardiff Airport, with passengers boarding inaugural flights to Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin as part of its extended route network that includes brand new routes to Cork, Duesseldorf, Faro, Glasgow, Munich, and Milan.

The first of the two 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft to be based at the airport jetted into Cardiff to begin operations.

The 10-year agreement secured with Cardiff Airport creates an additional half-million extra seats for sale each year, supporting 50 new jobs that includes flight crew. Last month, Flybe opened another new two-aircraft base at Bournemouth with Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. Flybe Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEA (msn 19000029) arrives in Manchester.

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Flybe to operate Liverpool-Amsterdam route, wants to sell seven Embraer 195s

Flybe (Exeter) recently announced that it will operate a new year round service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport starting on September 7. The airline will offer up to three flights a day departing early morning, lunchtime and late afternoons.

Meanwhile the carrier is moving towards an all-turboprop fleet. According to this article by Travel Weekly, “The carrier is to use two of a surplus fleet of E195 jets to start services from Cardiff airport, meaning that “solutions” have been found for half the fleet of 14 aircraft as it concentrates on operating a mainly turboprop fleet.

Flybe revealed that it was in “active discussions” to find a permanent solution for the remaining seven jets.”

Meanwhile the airline is on track to break even and the revised routes from London City Airport are showing progress according to the article.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. The Embraer ERJ 195 have proved to be too large for the carrier forcing it to ground some of the E195s. The pictured ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEA (msn 19000029) at London (Gatwick) was acquired on September 1, 2006 but has since gone on to Kalstar Aviation as PK-KDA.

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Kalstar Aviation puts its first Embraer 195 into revenue service

Kalstar ERJ 195 PK-KDA (07)(Nose)(Kalstar)(LR)

Kalstar Aviation (Serpong, Indonesia) is the newest Embraer E-Jet operator. The Indonesian carrrier has placed its first Embraer ERJ 195 into revenue service in a 2 and 2 seating configuration flying between Jakarta, Berau, Surabaya and Pontianak.

Kalstar ERJ 195 2+2 seaters banner

All images by Kalstar Aviation. The pictured Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) PK-KDA (msn 19000029) was handed over on January 23, 2015.

Kalstar E-Jet Poster (LR)

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Flybe to make Gatwick Airport its 14th base

 

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Flybe (Exeter) will make Gatwick Airport near London its 14th base with its new route from LGW to Dusseldorf starting on June 22. The new route will be operated three times a week. The airline will be operating nearly 50 flights a week from LGW for the summer of 2009.