Following the collapse of regional airline Flybe last year, many passengers were left scrambling to make replacement travel arrangements.

Now, the company looks set to re-launch its services in 2022, two years after it went into administration.

It looks set to open a base of operations in Birmingham, rather than Exeter where it was previously headquartered.

The information is sketchy at present and there is no indication whether the Isle of Man might be included in its plans.

When the airline collapsed, it was the biggest operator from Ronaldsway.

Since then Loganair has moved into routes that had been served by Flybe.

The island’s ’open skies’ policy - which means any airline can fly from the island without any guarantees of service - is now being questioned.

But, as it stands, any airline could start services to and from the island.

Flight details have not yet been released, Flybe says it will serve key routes across the UK and the EU, with more information released in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, some may question why its owners are using the Flybe name at all after the brand was tarnished when it collapsed. It would arguably be wiser to come up with a new name altogether.