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Flybe renamed Virgin Connect

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In an unsurprising move Flybe yesterday announced that it would be renamed Virgin Connect in 2020. Flybe was bought by the Connect Airways consortium consisting Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital as well as Virgin.

Connect Airways CEO, Mark Anderson said: “We are hugely excited by this milestone in our airline’s 40-year history. We will remain true to our heritage and reason for being, which is offering essential regional connectivity to local communities.

“At its heart, Virgin Connect will be passionately focused on becoming Europe’s most loved and successful regional airline. It will offer travel that is simple and convenient with the personal touch. Our customers will naturally expect the same exceptional travel experience as they do with other Virgin-related brands. Whatever their reason for flying, we want our customers to feel loved and know we will always put their needs first in every decision we take.

“As part of the Virgin family, we now have a tremendously re-energised team. From here on in, we invite our customers, partners and the communities we serve to join us on every step of this exciting journey!”

They have confirmed that the Flybe purple livery will be going to be replaced by something red, more in keeping with the Virgin brand. They also plan to give passengers “an enhanced service” over what is currently on Flybe.

Given the KLM/Air France , merger as well, Virgin Flying Club could soon be a worthy rival to BA’s Executive Club in terms of earning and redeeming options.

All existing bookings will be unchanged. There is a new Virgin Connect website that you can find here.


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3 Comments on "Offer & news: Flybe new name, BA free Club Europe upgrade & new Marriott Bonvoy promotion"

  1. Flybe fly from my local airport, Southampton. Unfortunately they have just announced they are not going to fly to Spain anymore, which is a shame

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