AFP, Published on Saturday January 28th, 2023 at 08:12 am
British airline Flybe announced on Saturday that it has ceased operations and canceled all its flights.
“We are sorry to inform that Flybe has been placed into (judicial) administration,” the company tweeted.
They added, “Flybe is now ceasing operations. All Flybe flights to and from the UK have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.”
The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked passengers who have booked flights on Flybe not to go to the airport, “as all Flybe flights are cancelled”, said Paul Smith, manager, in a press release.
“It is always sad to see an airline go into (legal) administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to cease operations will be difficult for all of its employees and customers,” he added.
Flybe resumed flights only in April after going bankrupt in 2020 due to the pandemic, which dealt a major blow to the airline industry.
Formerly the leader in domestic flights in the United Kingdom, the company operated 530 flights per week, notably from London’s Heathrow Airport, to British cities but also overseas such as Amsterdam and Geneva.
Following its bankruptcy in 2020, Flybe’s assets were acquired by Thyme Opco, a company linked to US investment fund Cyrus Capital.
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