Published on July 10th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
FlyBe Reduce Schedule from Belfast City
FlyBe has been forced to reduce and cancel services from Belfast City Airport this summer due to the late delivery of aircraft. The delays and cancellations will affect services from 28th July through to 29th of October. In a statement from the CEO, Dave Pflieger said, “It was not a decision we have taken lightly but It is essential that we take action now to ensure you have enough time to change your travel plans, be re-accommodated on a different flight or, if that is not desired, obtain a full refund.”
Routes from Belfast City that will be served on a reduced frequency will include Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Southampton. The routes to be cancelled from Belfast City are to Aberdeen, Inverness and Newcastle.
In the statement released on the airline’s website, Dave Pflieger explained that “The two aircraft leasing companies who were contracted to provide our additional aeroplanes have now told us that they will be unable to fulfil their commitments until after the summer. We were able to find and rent aircraft from two separate airlines in Greece and Spain, but those planes are not enough, and the lack of additional aircraft needed for new flying means we need to adjust our future flight schedule.” He went on to say, “This new schedule will be fully supported by the aircraft we do have available, and we will still introduce more flights later this year.” He then apologised to passengers for the inconvenience and renew the commitment to do everything possible to keep improving our company and keep you informed as we grow and serve you and your communities. And finally, he thanked the passengers again for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.