That.s what i was thinking as well.I'm not sure of the make up of the group that bought Flybe and to be honest i have have not made much effort to study it. working on the basis of whatever will be will be.Probably because they have 2 other partners that they would need to clear it with first.
What i have picked up is Stobart are involved.An airline who seem keen to expand European point to point services with small aircraft.
Also AF and KLM with their own hubs to feed.
Ever since the sale was rumored all i read is Virgin but they are a company not even in control of their own destiny..Bigger fish control them.