UK airline Flybe enters administration, halts flights, trading

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

Oluwanifemi Ojo


Flybe and the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday that Flybe has stopped trading and cancelled all scheduled flights.


In a statement written by CAA “Flybe, which operated scheduled services from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow to airports across the United Kingdom and to Amsterdam and Geneva, has ceased trading”


The consumer director for CAA, Paul Smith said,  “We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled.”


“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.” he said.


A statement posted on Flybe’s twitter page reads, “ We are sad thet Flybe has been placed into administration. David Pike and Mike Pink of Interpath have been appointed administrators. Regretfully, Flybe has now ceased trading. All Flybe flights from and to the UK are cancelled and will not be rescheduled.”


According to Sky news, Flybe had only started flying again last April after going bankrupt when the coronavirus outbreak broke out and severely damaged the travel industry.


On resumption it planned to operate up to 530 flights each week between Belfast, Birmingham, and Heathrow and destinations in the UK as well as abroad, including Amsterdam and Geneva.


Flybe dominated the market for domestic flights in the UK until going bankrupt.

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