Flybe Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If your Flybe Airlines flight delays for more than 3 hours, or was cancelled without prior notice, you may be eligible for compensation up to 600€ based on EU 261 rule.

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Flybe Airlines (BE) Delayed / Cancelled Flight Compensation

Flybe air passengers may face certain disruptions in their flying experience, which may be caused due to Flybe flight delays or cancellations. Sometimes, for no fault of their own, passengers may even be denied boarding on a flight due to overselling of flight seats to which they had valid flight tickets. This usually happens in cases where airlines have overbooked flight. In such situations, certain air passenger rights come into effect under EU norms i.e., EC Regulation 261 of 2004. Many air passengers faced inconvenience for their flights and they are unaware of their rights or the process by which they can claim compensation from Flybe airlines.

Flybe flight delay compensation is applicable in case of flight delays for more than 3 hours. At the same time flight cancellation and denied boarding compensation is also applicable in relevant cases. According to EU 261 Rule air passenger rights, delayed flight passengers can claim compensation up to 600€ from the airlines for the inconvenience caused to them. If you need help to claim compensation from Flybe airlines you can always seek help from Claim Flights experts. To know how much compensation amount you can claim from Flybe airlines, use our free online tool .

Flybe Airlines

Flybe is the renamed British European Airways which itself was Jersey European Airways till 2000. In July 2002, British European (BE) Airways was rebranded as Flybe airline, on a low-cost airline model. Jersey European Airways was founded in 1979 after the merger of Intra Airways and Express Air Services. Flybe headquarter is located at Exeter International Airport, Devon, England. Its main hub is at Birmingham and Manchester while it has additional secondary bases at Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow and Southampton Airport. Flybe is the largest regional airline of Europe and carries over seven million passengers’ more than 100 destinations annually. It has huge staffs of who manage Flybe flights on 180 different routes to 65 European destinations. Flybe Group Plc is the parent company of Flybe and is listed on London Stock Exchange.

Flybe Alliances & Subsidiaries

Flybe took over BA Connect in March, 2007. It also owned Finncomm Airlines since 2011 and had rebranded it as Flybe Nordic in the same year. It resold Flybe Nordic to Finnair in 2015 which now operates as Nordic Regional Airlines. Flybe also has a franchise agreement with Loganair, Stobart Air, and Blue Islands as per which latter flies on certain routes in Flybe colors.

Flybe Code- Share Agreements

Code Share agreements allows Flybe flights to share flight seats with its code-share partners.

Flybe has code-share agreements with British Airways, Emirates, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Flybe Airlines Fleet Size And Destinations

Flybe airline have around 86 fleets which flies to more than 100 destinations, mostly domestic destinations.

Flybe Fleets Size

Aircraft Number Of Aircrafts
ATR 42 1
ATR 72 7
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 1
De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 52
Dornier Do-328 2
Embraer ERJ-175 11
Embraer ERJ-195 9
Saab 2000 3
Total 86

Flybe operates short haul services to European destinations mainly France, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain.

  • In UK, Flybe operates flights mainly to England and other major destinations include London Gatwick Airport, Newcastle, London City Airport and few more. Flybe operates even to Northern Ireland i.e., Belfast City In Germany, Flybe operates over 200 regular flights on a daily basis.
  • In France, the destinations includes Biarritz Airport; Saint-Gatien Airport, Deauville; Saint Exupéry Airport, Lyon; Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris & Paris Orly Airport; Saint-Jacques Airport, Rennes; Hyères Airport, Toulon and Blagnac Airport, Toulouse.
  • In Germany, flybe operates over 200 regular flights on a daily basis to Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin Tegel, Stuttgart, Hanover and Nuremberg Airport.
Sr.No. Country Airports
1 United Kingdom Birmingham, Southampton, London City, Manchester, Exeter, Stansted, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon, Gatwick, Newcastle, Norwich, Doncaster Sheffield
2 France Biarritz, Deauville, Saint Exupery, Lyon, Paris, Rennes, Toulon, Toulouse Blagnac, Saint-Gatien
3 Germany Berlin Tegel, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
4 Spain Alicante, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
5 Scotland Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness
6 Netherlands Amsterdam, Rotterdam
7 Croatia Dubrovnik, Zagreb
8 Ireland Dubai, Cork City
9 Switzerland Geneva, Zurich
10 Austria Vienna
11 Bulgaria Sofia
12 Northern Ireland Belfast
13 Italy Milan
14 Wales Cardiff

Flybe Airline Reviews & Statistics

SkyTrax, which rates the airlines based upon their performance and customer services have rated Flybe airlines 6 out of 10 stars reviewed by more than 470 customers till August 2016. According to Flightstats, for the period of 11th Aug 2016 to 10th Sep 2016, total 3134 Flybe flights were delayed and 171 flights were cancelled.

Flybe Airline Services And Awards

Most of air passengers have had worst experience with Flybe airlines services. Flybe airlines does not provide refreshment meals, drinks etc., on board. First class air passengers can receive food, drinks complimentary. Flybe airline have some luggage/baggage allowance restriction for mainly internal flight passengers. Passengers can carry luggage or baggage between 15-40 kg and for that they have to pay at a time of booking flight tickets. Flybe has won “Airline of the year award” for 2 times consecutively and “Best UK Domestic Airline” at Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

Flybe Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flybe is the largest regional European airline and most of Flybe flight delays or cancellations issues happened with domestic flights. Sometimes passengers may even be denied boarding on a flight due to overselling of flight seats to which they had valid flight tickets. This usually happens in cases where Flybe airlines have overbooked flight. So if you are a Flybe flight passenger, faced flight delay or cancellation or denied boarding due to overbooked flights issues then you can claim compensation from Flybe airline in accordance with EC Regulation 261/2004 EU air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261/2004

EU air passenger rights are provided under Regulation (EC) No. 261 of 2004. Flybe Airline is bounded by EU 261 Rule and has to compensate passengers for flight delays, cancellations and denied boarding incidents. At the very least, passengers are entitled to “right to care”, which includes food/refreshments, accommodation and transport in case of longer delays and flight cancellations.

EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport, or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination. Passengers must note that flight delay compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions. There will be no compensation for a delays / cancellations caused by an extraordinary circumstance, under which such delays / cancellations becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations includes bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers will not be given any compensation.

Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 km or more; delay of 3 hours or more in intra-community flight of 1500 km or more; and delay of 3 hours in case of flight under 1500 km, the passenger is entitled to claim compensation under EU norms as set by EU Regulation 261 of 2004. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by an extraordinary circumstances.

If you are an air passenger travelled with Flybe Airlines and your flight has been delayed or you have booked Flybe flight ticket and your flight has been cancelled (without any prior notice) or for reasons which could be under control of respective authority then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, Flybe airline flight passengers can claim compensation up to 600€ for flight delays. This takes into account the distance that you travel.

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law, it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight delay compensation. This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU registered airline).

Through the Table to the right you can conclude whether you are eligible for your Flybe flight delay compensation.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

Claim Flights – Company To Help You In Case Of Flight Delay / Cancellation

Claim Flights is a UK based compensation claims facilitator. We have a team of claim experts who advice and help passengers with their compensation claim. Our free services include advice to passengers, who can chat with our claim experts on our website. Another free resource available is the Claim Flights Compensation Calculator. Passengers can ascertain the compensation due from the airlines by using this calculator.

Our team has expertise in filing EU compensation claims. Passengers can get representation from us for the filing and pursuing of claims. Here, we take commission if the claim results in compensation payment. Otherwise, no commission is charged since we worked on No Win No Fee basis. If a passenger is interested in filing a claim on his own, we can still help him follow the process of claim filing by providing letter to claim compensation from Flybe airlines.

Compensation claims under EU norms are successful because of their strict implementation by the EU member states. Claim Flights as a facilitator, guides, helps and actively pursues claims on behalf of passengers. With legal expertise and experience of our team, we are able to pursue these claims.

Know Your Rights With Claim Flights

Many air passengers whose flight has been delayed are clueless about how to deal with the situation. They may have many questions such as how much compensation can be claimed for flight delay, whether they are entitled to make the claim in the given situation or not, what is the procedure for making a claim from Flybe etc. In accordance with the EU passenger right regulation, an air passenger can claim a refund for flight cancelation and flight delays. Situations such as flight overbooking, missing the connecting flight or airport delays are also grounds for making a claim from the airline. Demanding money back for Flybe flight delays is every passenger’s right and Claim Flights makes sure that these passengers get the right money at the right time.

How To Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 3 minutes of your precious time.

We have access to a lot of information on flight delay and cancellation to claim flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled.

Claim Yourself Delayed Flight Compensation

If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours or if your flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overbooked flight tickets, you can use our delayed flight claim letter template to write the letter to Flybe Airlines to claim compensation for your delayed / cancelled / overbooked flights in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to 600€ compensation for flight delays of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding.

Calculate The Amount Flybe Airline Owes You

Passengers are often unaware of the law and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation amount can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Flight Delay Compensation Calculator can help you to calculate the amount to claim from Flybe Airlines for your delayed / cancelled flight. You can check for free the amount Airlines owe for you with our flight delay compensation calculator.

You can claim flight delay compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim the flight compensation from Flybe Airlines. Our Expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the Airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case he/they gets the compensation from the airline. Our fee is very less as compared with other claim companies. You can compare the claimable compensation amount provided by us with other claim companies. Claim Flights takes up your case on a No Win No Fee basis and makes sure that you get right amount in time.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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