Flybe purchase is welcome – those previously made redundant should be first in line for new jobs

21 October 2020

Flybe, the regional airline which went into administration earlier this year, has announced that it is to be bought by Thyme Opco.

Thyme Opco has said it intends to reopen routes and create jobs but has warned that due to the pandemic it will not be able to operate as many routes as it did before.

Garry Graham, Prospect deputy general secretary, responded to the news:

“The purchase of Flybe is welcome and will provide some hope for former employees looking at a fairly bleak labour market.

“Prospect will be seeking a meeting with Thyme Opco and more detail of the deal and what it means for those Flybe workers made redundant earlier in the year.

“Those workers made redundant, through no fault of their own, should be given first opportunity to apply for new jobs when they are created.”