UK-based regional airline Flybe enters administration and cancels all flights

By Luke Barras-hill |

Low-cost carrier Flybe has announced it has ceased trading today (28 January), cancelling all flights into and out of the UK.

The regional carrier ran scheduled services from its base at Birmingham Airport and Belfast City and Heathrow Airports to continental destinations including Amsterdam and Geneva.

A statement on the website of the UK Civil Aviation Authority urged those passengers affected not to travel to airports.

“Flybe customers who still need to travel, will need to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority will provide advice and information to affected passengers. More information can be found on www.caa.co.uk/news when it is available.”

Administrators appointed for second time

As reported, Flybe collapsed into administration in March 2020, pointing to the impact of the coronavirus on flight bookings among other factors.

It was later rescued by Cyrus Capital affiliated firm Thyme Opco and flights resumed in April last year.

Flybe issued a notice to passengers on its website on 28 January. Source: Flybe.com.

In a notice on its website, Flybe confirms the High Court has appointed David Pike and Mike Pink as Joint Administrators of Flybe Limited (Flybe) to manage its affairs, business and property.

Flybe was scheduled to serve 17 destinations across the UK and Europe this year – with Belfast City, Birmingham and London Heathrow being the largest destinations by flights – according to aviation analytics firm Cirium.

The airline had operated seven daily flights at Heathrow to Amsterdam, Belfast, Newcastle and Newquay and was scheduled to operate 292 flights from 30 January – 5 February.

The UK CAA has issued further advice to UK consumers affected by the decision, accessible here.

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