The sad news overnight that FlyBe has ceased operations will be a huge blow for many regional airports, as well as FlyBe staff and local associated businesses. This was a commercial decision taken by the airline – however an estimated 15,000 passengers were due to fly today, and therefore the Government’s priority is supporting passengers travelling home and employees who have lost their jobs.
Those travelling with FlyBe can find out more on the their website here: https://www.flybe.com/ However, the key advice if you are due to fly with Flybe, is please DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline.
Customers are also advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information (www.caa.co.uk). If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Administrators by email at email@example.com.
The Government wants to minimise disruption to routes operated by Flybe by exploring how routes not already covered by other airlines can be re-established. Most of Flybe routes are served by different transport options, and Ministers are looking to minimise disruption and to ensure passengers can make their journeys as smoothly as possible.
There is further advice on the Government’s help page here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flybe-information-for-employees-passengers-and-suppliers. In addition, the Aviation Minister made an urgent statement on this in the House this morning, you can find a full copy of this statement, and the debate that followed, at: https://tinyurl.com/ubo9v9c