Flybe ceases trading: Misery for passengers as all flights to and from UK are cancelled and will not be rescheduled

Regional carrier Flybe has cancelled all flights into and out of the UK this morning – sparking travel misery for passengers as the airline is plunged into administration. 

The airline first announced it would cease in March 2020, costing 2,400 employees their jobs as the Covid pandemic ravaged the tourism sector.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now urged those with booked Flybe flights not to make their way to airports.

Three early Flybe flights from Belfast, two from Birmingham and two from Amsterdam were all showing as ‘scheduled on time’ on Flybe’s online flight status live tracker at 5am.

But 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.’

The airline also confirmed the ‘sad’ move, noting that administrators had been brought in.

‘We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration,’ Flybe tweeted.

‘David Pike and Mike Pink of Interpath have been appointed administrators. Flybe has now ceased trading. All Flybe flights from and to the UK are cancelled and will not be rescheduled.’

It comes after Flybe returned to the skies in April following an earlier collapse.

It returned with a plan to operate up to 530 flights per week across 23 routes, serving airports such as Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford.

The airport had been based at Birmingham International Airport (Jacob King/PA)

The airport had been based at Birmingham International Airport (Jacob King/PA)

Flybe was pushed into administration in March 2020 with the loss of 2,400 jobs as the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed large parts of the travel market.

Before it went bust it flew the most UK domestic routes between airports outside London.

Its business and assets were purchased in April 2021 by Thyme Opco, which is linked to US hedge fund Cyrus Capital.

Thyme Opco was renamed Flybe Limited.

It had been based at Birmingham Airport.


Daily Mail

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