Flybe collapses again

All flights cancelled

Flybe plane

Various media outlets report this morning that Flybe has collapsed and cancelled all flights, with 277 of 321 jobs lost. The airline has gone into administration less than a year after returning to the skies following a previous collapse. The airline operated scheduled services from Belfast, Birmingham and Heathrow to airports across the UK and to Amsterdam and Geneva.

Flybe did not offer any flights to Madeira.

In a statement posted on its Twitter account, the airline said: “We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration.

Ticket-holders were advised to check the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information or if they had booked through an intermediary to contact the relevant agent.

The CAA urged ticket-holders to instead check its website for the latest information. CAA consumer director Paul Smith said: “It is always sad to see an airline enter administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to stop trading will be distressing for all of its employees and customers.”We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled.

For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website or our Twitter feed for more information.”

COVID-19 in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

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