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Flybe collapses, stranding thousands of passengers

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Flybe Website

Airline Flybe has gone into administration leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The airline which served 15 countries from 80 departure points collapsed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Speaking to Causeway Coast Community MLA Maurice Bradley said “It is disappointing to hear that Flybe Airline have ceased trading and have gone into administration.

The popular airline that flew many short flight destinations from the George Best City Airport, routes to the mainland, as well as Europe, were in financial difficulty earlier in the year.

The company collapse will affect in the region of 2,000 jobs, including many in Northern Ireland.

A notice on the website reads;

Flybe Limited (in Administration) (‘the Company’ or ‘Flybe’)
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.

Customers
If you are due to fly with Flybe, 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.

If you have a booking sold by another airline that includes travel on a Flybe flight, please contact the relevant airline or travel agent to confirm if there is any impact to your travel plans.

Customers are also advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information (www.caa.co.uk).

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Administrators by phone on 0207 951 7801 or by email at [email protected]

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