Virgin Connect launched at Sandy Park

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Exeter-based airline Flybe gathered at Sandy Park today to announce that in 2020 they will become Virgin Connect.

Over 200 delegates gathered at the home of the Exeter Chiefs to hear the ambitious plans laid out for their ambitious transformation. 

The company have stated Virgin Connect will continue working as Europe’s Largest Regional Airline. As part of the extended Virgin family, Virgin Connect will reflect the innovation and entrepreneurship of Virgin's wider brands, putting customers first and offering better value.

Speaking at the event, Connect Airways* CEO, Mark Anderson said: “We are hugely excited by this milestone in our airline’s 40-year history. We will remain true to our heritage and reason for being, which is offering essential regional connectivity to local communities.

“At its heart, Virgin Connect will be passionately focused on becoming Europe's most loved and successful regional airline. It will offer travel that is simple and convenient with the personal touch. Our customers will naturally expect the same exceptional travel experience as they do with other Virgin-related brands. Whatever their reason for flying, we want our customers to feel loved and know we will always put their needs first in every decision we take.

“As part of the Virgin family, we now have a tremendously re-energised team. From here on in, we invite our customers, partners and the communities we serve to join us on every step of this exciting journey!”

*Connect Airways is the name of the holding company owned 40% by Cyrus Capital Partners, 30% by Stobart Group, and 30% by Virgin Atlantic Limited, the holding company of Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays.

To find out more about the rebrand, please click here.

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