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FlyBE: flybe.com.(Europe)(Flybe British European offers economy services)(Brief article)

With a point-to-point route structure and major bases at Exeter, Southampton and Birmingham, FlyBE bills itself as "the UK's leading non-London-centric airline." Neither fish nor fowl, it operates a regional aircraft fleet of small jets and large turboprops, follows a low-fare pricing model, yet offers a premium economy service to woo business travelers. Earlier this year it became the first airline to charge passengers to check baggage, a move quickly followed by Ryanair.

FlyBE is the launch customer for the Embraer 195, the first of which is expected to be delivered by late summer. …

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