The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that Flybe has gone into administration, with the loss of just over 2000 jobs. Last night we reported that some planes were grounded at UK airports and passengers left unsure what to do next.
All flights are now canceled and in a statement the CAA said “Flybe customers are urged to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators.”
Flybe has entered administration.— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) March 5, 2020
All Flybe flights are cancelled. Please do not go to the airport as your Flybe flight will not be operating.
For flights operated by franchise partners, passengers should make contact with their airline.#Flybe pic.twitter.com/O9vQ7mvnR8
In a letter to the airline’s staff, chief executive Mark Anderson said: “Despite every effort, we now have no alternative – having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep trading. I am very sorry that we have not been able to secure the funding needed to continue to deliver our turnaround”
Customers are also advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information (www.caa.co.uk).
The UK government said it was ready to help Flybe’s workers find new jobs and will work with other airlines to replace services.