flybe. (BE, Exeter) will wet-lease a pair of ATR72 aircraft from Irish operator Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) for use on flights out of the Isle of Man.

According to the IOMtoday newspaper, the turboprops will operate under a white-label contract serving Birmingham Int'l, Liverpool, Manchester Int'l, and London Stansted on behalf of the UK carrier.

Stobart Air already operates Aer Lingus Regional flights between the Isle of Man and Dublin Int'l. It also operates various routes from Stobart's own airport, London Southend, under a franchise agreement with Flybe.