Flybe to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020

    Flybe announced (15-Oct-2019) plans to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020. Connect Airways CEO Mark Anderson commented: “We will remain true to our heritage and reason for being, which is offering essential regional connectivity to local communities. At its heart, Virgin Connect will be passionately focused on becoming Europe‘s most loved and successful regional airline. It will offer travel that is simple and convenient with the personal touch”. As previously reported by CAPA, Connect Airways is the name of Flybe‘s holding company, owned 40% by Cyrus Capital Partners, 30% by Stobart Group, and 30% by Virgin Atlantic. [more – original PR]