Travelers who had reserved a seat on one of Flybe’s flights must have been surprised. The British aircraft manufacturer announced on Saturday that it had ceased operations and canceled all its flights.
“We are sad to report that Flybe has been placed in (judicial) administration,” the company wrote in a tweet. “Flybe is now ceasing its activity. All Flybe flights to and from the UK are canceled and will not be rescheduled,” she added.
The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked passengers who have booked a flight on Flybe not to go to the airport, “as all Flybe flights are cancelled”, observed Paul Smith, manager, in a press release.
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“It is always sad to see an airline (go into) (legal) administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to shut down operations will be hard on all of its employees and customers,” he said.
Flybe had gone bankrupt in 2020 due to the pandemic which dealt a major blow to much of the airline industry and only resumed flights last April.
Formerly the leader in the field of domestic flights in the United Kingdom, the company operated up to 530 flights per week, in particular from London’s Heathrow airport, to British cities but also abroad such as Amsterdam and Geneva.
Following its bankruptcy in 2020, Flybe’s assets had been acquired by Thyme Opco, a company linked to the American investment fund Cyrus Capital.