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Welcome on board.
We are close to celebrating our first successful year at London Heathrow with
flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen. So, in such a short time, we are very
proud to have been recognised as the best-performing carrier there in the
latest ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table. In this quarterly report, the airport
ranks noise and emissions performance across a number of critical metrics.
It is a position we are proud to have achieved by coming out ahead of some
of the biggest and best airlines in the world.
Marking another milestone, we recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of
our Manchester Airport hub which launched in 2012. This has proved a very
successful concept. It has become increasingly popular with our passengers
who enjoy the convenience of being able to connect on to another Flybe
flight – or on to one operated by our many global codeshare partners –
having only had to check in once at their airport of original departure. So for
example, if you want to travel from Southampton to Aberdeen, Flybe can
offer the choice of up to four connecting flights a day via Manchester – with
a total point-to-point travel time of just three hours! There are also many
other options with our international codeshare partners. For instance, our
Scotland customers can now fly from Glasgow via Manchester and onward
to seven long-haul destinations with Virgin Atlantic.
The commercial aviation sector is an extremely complex one that offers a
wealth of diverse career opportunities. I started my career as an engineer
working on Concorde and over the years have worked my way up through the
ranks in many roles throughout the industry. This is why I am particularly
excited that, during National Apprenticeship Week this month, we will be
launching Flybe’s brand new four-year Engineering Apprenticeship
programme which starts in September. This Diploma programme will be
conducted in Exeter at our own Training Academy apprentice workshops and
internationally-renowned maintenance facility in partnership with a local
college. We look forward to receiving lots of applications.
It remains for me to say thank you for choosing to fly with us today, and we
look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.