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05th Mar 2020

Flybe passengers told not to go to airport as airline ceases trading immediately

Darragh Murphy

Flybe

The travel plans of Irish passengers with flights booked with Flybe have been thrown into disarray after the airline entered administration.

Passengers scheduled to fly with the UK airline have been asked not to travel to airports after Flybe ceased trading with immediate effect.

The news emerged in the early hours of Thursday morning and is believed to be linked to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the drop in passenger numbers associated with it.

A statement on Flybe’s website reads: “Flybe entered Administration on 5 March 2020 and Alan Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne and Simon Edel of EY have been appointed as Joint Administrators.

“All flights have been grounded and the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect.”

The airline operated flights from several Irish airports, who have all issued statements advising passengers not to travel to airports unless they have arranged an alternative flight with a different airline.

Belfast Airport will also be significantly affected by the news as they facilitated 14 Flybe routes for to a number of cities in the United Kingdom, with 1.6 million passengers travelling to and from Belfast via Flybe in 2019.

For further information on how Irish airports deal with the Flybe collapse, visit the websites below:

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