Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manchester; Birmingham
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


British Airways is to sell BA Connect, its regional air transport operation, to air operator Flybe with the loss of 'a couple of hundred jobs'. Willie Walsh, BA chief executive, said the point-to-point regional operations of BA Connect, based chiefly in Manchester and Birmingham, were not considered a strategic core activity and would be 'better undertaken by a regional low-cost airline'.

BA Connect has a workforce of 1,900. Jim French, Flybe chief executive, said there would be 'a couple of hundred job losses'.


  • 4 November 2006: The Financial Times


Eurofound (2006), BA Connect, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64371, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64371.