Flybe placed in administration and all operations ceased

A new Flybe aircraft on the runway
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Flybe’s failure comes less than a year since it began operations.

On January 27, the British regional airline fly announced that it had entered administration and would cease operations, less than a year since it began flight services. Since then, all previous and future scheduled flight services have been cancelled, and the airline emphasized in its announcement that they will not be rescheduled.

Flybe collapses once again

Unfortunately, this Flybe collapse marks the second downfall for the carrier, as it first collapsed in March 2020. Flybe was one of the first airlines to shut down when the pandemic hit, though its troubles had started long before that.

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Photo: Flybe

Under administration in 2020, the Flybe sale was subsequently completed and the airline would be reincarnated as Flybe Limited under new owners. While it was initially planned to be resurrected with a 2021 relaunch, the new Flybe finally went live in April last year. It is intended to serve 16 airports in the UK, France and the Netherlands during the summer season.

It appears that the relaunch efforts were not enough to ensure that Flybe was still flying after it went back into administration today. Hundreds of passengers will be affected and the jobs of many employees will again be at risk. Paul Smith, Director of Consumers at the UK Civil Aviation Authoritysaying:

“It’s always sad to see an airline go into administration, and we know that Flybe’s decision to cease operations will be distressing for all 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 website or our Twitter feed for more information.”

Another dent in the UK regional aviation sector

Once the greatest regional airline in Europe, it was expected that the new fly he would become an equally successful trader. Operating from the city of Belfast, Birmingham and London Heathrow to airports across the UK and to Amsterdam and Geneva, the new airline never filled the shoes of its predecessor, and now never will.

For several, Flybe city passengers, such as from Cornwall Newquay Airport to London Heathrow, were vital connections. And just a couple of weeks before, the regional airline your summer schedule for this year, highlighting the launch of two new destinations and the resumption of popular vacation favorites from the past. But with the final collapse of the Flybe repeated, the UK’s regional aviation industry will suffer losses once again.

What do you think of the Flybe collapse? Do you think there will be a Flybe 3.0? Let us know in the comments below.

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