FlyBe operate what they call a local network, basing their business model on cheap regular flights. An alternative to other modes of transport for scheduled travellers.
It was the first time I’d been on a FlyBe flight and I was impressed that I didn’t have to walk across the runway, you could pay with plastic, and you didn’t have to queue for boarding as seats were issued at check in. All advantages over the competition, Easyjet, Ryanair et. al.
Flying conditions were more or less perfect.
It was one of the planes with propellors and having a window seat looking out I could watch the propellor spinning if I got bored, (bit like the washing machine only faster).
Would fly with them again, I think their prices could be lower though.