Comment: Are smaller regional airlines facing further turbulence?

There is lots to keep an eye on at the lower altitudes of the aviation sector, writes Fearghal O'Connor

21st December, 2016
Flybe has named Christine Ourmieres-Widener as its new chief executive Pic: Getty

The last number of years have seen huge changes at the smaller regional airlines that ply their trade in Britain and Ireland. With 2016 coming to a close there is news of yet more.

Flybe, Ourmieres-Widener’s new employer, itself went through a short period of intense focus on Ireland back in 2013. As part of Ryanair’s bid for Aer Lingus (remember that?), it was proposed by Michael O’Leary that Flybe become part of the remedy to...

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