Flybe picks up management award

19th Jun 2007

Flybe is celebrating being crowned the Best Management Team in the Air Transport category at the annual
global Flight Awards, organised by Flight Magazine.The accolade, presented at the
Paris Air Show, comes just one week after the carrier was named the top low-cost
airline by leading customer insight specialist, The Listening Company.

The winners are voted for by a panel of judges from a shortlist created by industry
professionals.  Flybe was chosen ‘in recognition of its extraordinary achievement in
executing the acquisition of the BA Connect operation in a remarkable timescale and
an extraordinarily smooth manner.’

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe commented: “For Flybe to be recognised
as leaders in their field is a huge achievement and a great honour for all our staff
who have shown outstanding commitment in what has been a very busy and challenging

“5 years ago British European had a broken business model. If we hadn’t taken the
decision to change, we would not be receiving this award today. In the last five
years, we have renewed our fleet, created a strong brand and implemented a new
business model that has enabled us to get to where we are today.

“The last 12 months have been pivotal for Flybe in terms of successfully growing the
business while continuing to provide a first class, low-cost and reliable service to
our passengers and we are look forward to building on this success and hopefully
featuring again in next years awards.”



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