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    ATW Online; Tuesday 06 June 2017
    Flybe, Eastern Airways sign franchise agreement
    Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe, has reached an agreement with UK regional Eastern Airways, under which the latter airline will operate as a Flybe franchisee.

    Exeter-based Flybe and Humberside-headquartered Eastern Airways expect to sign the agreement “within weeks,” with the arrangement expected to become operational in September, the airlines said in statements.

    The new agreement will replace a franchise accord between Flybe and Glasgow, Scotland-based Loganair, which were last November unable to agree on terms to continue their arrangements. Loganair, which has operated under franchise agreements with a number of franchisors for more than two decades, will once again fly under its own name.

    The five-year deal, announced June 6, will see Eastern Airways’ fleet painted into Flybe’s purple color scheme. Eastern operates scheduled domestic and short-haul international services and private charter services, with hubs at Aberdeen, Norwich, Teesside, Newcastle, Southampton, Leeds, Cardiff and Paris.

    The agreement includes joint revenue and risk sharing, covering four Eastern aircraft, to fly existing Flybe-branded routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester
    . The cooperation agreement differs from the main franchise arrangement in that it allows Flybe and Eastern to jointly share in the risks and rewards of a new business opportunity for both airlines.

    Eastern Airways’ fleet consists of two Embraer E170s and five E135/145s, plus nine Saab 2000s and 17 Jetstream 41s - the largest fleet still operational.

    By: Alan Dron
    Flybe have matured from being a franchise operator to now be offering franchise to others. Should be a good one for Eastern Airways. Win-win all round.
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    Win Win indeed. Interesting times ahead.
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    Default Re: Eastern Airways To Operate Flybe Franchise

    Hopefully they will improve their reliability, laid off most of their engineers up north and they have loads of tech issues on their charter flights.
    logan air are going to carry on running most of the routes as well so prices might get a bit cheaper.
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