Flybe Shuts Down, Administrators Appointed

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.

On Jan. 28, the U.K. High Court appointed David Pike and Mike Pink as Joint Administrators of Flybe Limited (“Flybe”).

The carrier was not operating any flights and was advising passengers that if they were “due to fly with Flybe today [Jan. 28] or in the future, please DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline. Please note that Flybe is unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers.”

The announcement on Flybe’s website — — also stated: “If you have a Flybe booking sold by an intermediary (i.e. not directly with Flybe) that includes travel on a Flybe flight, please contact the relevant airline or booking / travel agent to confirm if there is any impact to your travel plans as the intermediary may be able to support you with alternative arrangements and provide further advice regarding any claim you may need to make.”

The administrators can be contacted at [email protected] .

Paul Smith, Consumer Director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “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.”

Smith continued: “We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website or our Twitter feed for more information.”

Customers are advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information .

PHOTO Caption 

Amsterdam was just one of the destinations served by Flybe.


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