Flybe collapses

Exeter-based regional airline Flybe has entered administration.

The business has ceased trading, all Flybe flights and those operated by Stobart Air have been cancelled and passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport unless they have secured flights with alternative airlines.

Alan Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne and Simon Edel of EY have been appointed as Joint Administrators.

Global Travel Management continues to provide advice and information to customers affected by the collapse of Flybe. GTM Account Managers can help to arrange alternative travel and advise on the refund process where, for example, passengers have paid for tickets by credit card and are protected under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Richard Moriarty Chief Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:

This is a sad day for UK aviation and we know that Flybe’s decision to stop trading will be very 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 CAA website or the CAA’s Twitter feed for more information.

Flybe also operated a number of codeshare partnerships with international airlines.  If you have an international ticket you should make contact with that airline to confirm your travel arrangements.

If you require help or advice with regards to Flybe flights, please contact your GTM Account Manager, who will be happy to provide information or arrange alternative travel plans.