Air transport: Flybe ceases operations and cancels all its flights

AFP, published on Saturday 28 January 2023 at 08:12

The British airline Flybe announced on Saturday that it had ceased operations and canceled all flights.

“We regret to report that Flybe has been placed under (judicial) administration,” the company tweeted.

“Flybe is now ceasing operations. All Flybe flights to and from the UK have been canceled and will not be rescheduled,” she added.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked passengers who have booked a flight with Flybe not to go to the airport “as all Flybe flights have been cancelled,” noted Paul Smith, manager, in a press release.

“It’s always sad to see an airline go into (legal) administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to cease operations will be tough for all of their employees and customers,” he said.

Flybe only resumed flights in April after going bankrupt in 2020 due to the pandemic that dealt a major blow to much of the airline industry.

The former leader in UK domestic flights operated up to 530 flights per week, mainly from London’s Heathrow Airport to UK cities, but also to international destinations such as Amsterdam and Geneva.

Following its bankruptcy in 2020, Flybe’s assets were acquired by Thyme Opco, a company affiliated with American investment fund Cyrus Capital.