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BALPA demands immediate talks on the future of Flybe

The British Airline Pilots Association representing all Flybe pilots has reacted angrily over reports that secret talks have been going on over the future of Flybe and up to 1,500 jobs.

BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said:

“I am appalled that once again the future of a major UK airline and hundreds of jobs is being discussed in secret with no input from employees or their representatives.

“According to reports the airline could have collapsed over the weekend which would have been devastating news. This is an appalling state of affairs and we demand that the owners of Flybe – Virgin, Stobart and Cyrus – and the Government departments involved stop hiding and talk to us about Flybe. We have a right to be consulted and the staff have a right to know what is going on.”