Flybe proud of its Valentines


Captain Paul and First Officer Helen Geering, Flybe colleagues who are based at Southampton Airport.

Figures just released by Flybe, with Valentines Day firmly in mind,  show that 6% of its workforce admit to being in a relationship with a work colleague

That statistic includes more than 30 couples who are working together as cabin crew and flight deck staff.

Exeter based Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, conducted an informal poll of its staff to assess the number of such relationships and were overwhelmed by the response.

Niall Duffy of Flybe explained:

“We were always aware of quite a few couples who had found their partner here at Flybe but have been astonished by the results of our unofficial poll. And we also know for sure that there are many others who, for one reason or another, did not stand up to be counted and which would push our romantic percentage even higher”

Comments received in response to Flybe’s informal survey provide an interesting insight into life in the air, and include;

“Flying is not just a job, it is a huge part of our lives and it is wonderful to be able to talk about the day’s events with someone who understands the jargon!”


“I met my husband nearly 10 years ago here at Flybe. We have been married 7½ years and have two lovely children, thank you Flybe!!”

Besides the romance amongst colleagues, there are many in-flight proposals that are always willingly accommodated for those passengers who want to publicly ‘pop the question’ on board.

Niall Duffy  concluded;

“We believe that this must be some kind of record and would love to hear about any other company that feels it can beat these statistics!”

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 


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