Flybe set to open maiden continental European base 

flybe. has announced it will open its first base in the European continent at Düsseldorf, as part of plans to diversify its revenue sources from the mainland U.K. market.

A flybe. Bombardier Q-400. Copyright: Marco Blume (

In a 1H16 market update, the carrier said the UK-European short-haul market was currently suffering from excess seat capacity and a weaker pound with both business and consumer uncertainty impacting all airlines.

As such, no timeframes or tentative routes for its maiden German base were disclosed.


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