Reports that Flybe may be close to collapse are troubling – clarity is needed urgently

13 January 2020

Media reports today suggest that airline Flybe may be facing renewed financial difficulties. Prospect is urgently working to clarify the situation.

The airline employs around 2,000 people, so any problems could potentially affect hundreds of Prospect members. There are potentially far wider implications as well including for the future of some regional airports.

Tony Bell, Prospect national secretary, said:

“These reports are very troubling and will cause yet more worry for Prospect members at Flybe less than a year after the company was taken over with the promise of additional funding.

“As the main union at Flybe, Prospect will seek immediate talks with the company to clarify the situation.

“Flybe provides much needed connectivity to many of our smaller and regional airports – it is important that that connectivity, and the skilled jobs it implies, is maintained.”

Prospect will always stand up for our members and be there to support them whatever the outcome.