Flybe: government support will be acid test of regional commitment

14 Jan 2020

We have today responded to reports that the government is considering measures to support regional airlines.

Garry Graham, deputy general secretary of Prospect said:

“As the largest union at Flybe we are deeply concerned about the future of our highly skilled members’ jobs.

“Large numbers of Flybe’s routes provide important transport connections to and from parts of the UK where other viable options don’t exist.

“Indeed, a number of regional airports are highly reliant on Flybe for most or all of their scheduled services.

“This means that support for the services that Flybe provides will be an early acid test of this government’s commitment to every region of the UK.”


More information

Please contact media@prospect.org.uk or 07889 337719.

Prospect represents over 145,000 members in a range of industries including thousands in the aviation sector.