Flybe defer Embraer order for 16 new planes

Mark Daniels

Staff member
Looks like it'll be a little longer before we track Flybe turbo props!

Just seen this along with an agreement to sell their 25 Gatwick slots to easyJet..

"Flybe has agreed with Embraer the deferral of 16 new E175 aircraft due for delivery during 2014 and 2015. These aircraft will now not be delivered until 2017 to 2019. This deferral will lead to a reduction in pre-delivery payment commitments in winter 2013/14 of GBP20m"

This is part of Flybe's turnaround plan and hopefully these cost saving measures will help secure the future of the airline.