The Q400 has lower operating costs than the Airbus and Boeing series and the reliability of the Q400 is in the high nineties at the moment!
The company may have been a bit disorganised in recent years but to be quite honest i think the flexibility shown since 9/11 has been exemplary.
And to say the company will fail is ridiculous, we are on course for profit this year DUE to the changes we have made and our Southampton-Geneva as just one example is running at a 82% load factor in the first month of operations alone!
The 737/32s series are TOO BIG for flybe, and in any case, BE
could not operate either type on their AF
routes anyway! I WISH flybe would order the 717 to replace the 146s, it would be ideal for low fares operations and wouldnt present any operational problems where AF