Regional airline Flybe has collapsed for the second time in three years, with all flights to and from the UK cancelled.

A statement on the carrier’s website said: “On 28 January 2023, the High Court appointed David Pike and Mike Pink as Joint Administrators of Flybe Limited (“Flybe”).

“Flybe has now ceased trading and all flights from and to the UK operated by Flybe have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.”

Travellers were advised not to go to the airport and Flybe was said to be “unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers”.

‘Distressing for employees and customers’

Paul Smith, consumer director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “It is always sad to see an airline enter administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to stop trading will be distressing for all of its employees and customers.

“We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website or our Twitter feed for more information.”

Flybe collapsed in March 2020 after a plunge in travel demand triggered by the start of the Covid pandemic, but was resurrected in the spring of 2022.
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