Passengers were told overnight not to show up for their flights after an airline collapsed for the second time
Passengers were told overnight not to show up for flights after an airline collapsed.
Flybe warned passengers in the early hours of Saturday that the airline was under administration.
The airline had gone into administration before, in March 2020, but was able to resume flights.
Flybe passengers were told overnight not to show up for flights after the airline collapsed for the second time in less than three years.
A notice on Flybe’s website informed passengers that the airline was no longer operating.
“Flybe has now ceased operations and all flights to and from the UK operated by Flybe have been canceled and will not be rescheduled,” the notice read. “If you need to travel with Flybe today or in the future, please DO NOT GO TO THE AIRPORT unless you have booked another flight with another airline.”
The notice said the airline “unfortunately” would not be able to directly help passengers who were flying with Flybe find alternative flights.
However, passengers with a Flybe reservation sold through an intermediary have been advised to contact the relevant airline directly for assistance in making alternative arrangements. In its notice, the airline announced that joint administrators had been appointed.
BBC News reported that a passenger received an email from Flybe at 03:07 local time saying his flight had been cancelled.
Paul Smith, consumer director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said in a statement on his website: “It is always sad to see an airline go into administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to stop the trade will be painful for all its employees and customers.”
“We urge passengers planning to travel with this airline not to travel to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Aviation Authority website civil or our Twitter feed for more information.”
Flybe operated regional flights in the UK, as well as a few European destinations, including France and the Netherlands.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Flybe was thrust into power in March 2020. This impacted the livelihoods of 2,400 employees, as reported by Reuters.
In October 2020 it was bought by Thyme Opco, a company controlled by Cyrus Capital, and the airline resumed flying in April last year.
Flybe did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Read the original article on Business Insider