Jersey European Airways
Flybe started as Jersey European Airways, based on the Channel island of Jersey.
Jersey European rebranded to British European due to the expansion of services across the UK and the Channel Islands.
In March 2020, Flybe announced that the company would be placed in administration and all flights were grounded. The Covid-19 pandemic had a massive impact on the company's revenue and passenger numbers went plummeting down, & they could not last through the period.
It was announced in 2019 that Flybe was bought by Connect Airways (a consortium of Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air) and a couple of months later, it was announced that Flybe would be rebranded as Virgin Connect in spring 2020; however, Flybe went into administration before this could happen.