Flybe stopped all flights to and from the UK when it went out of business.
According to the airline’s statement, it stopped doing business and told people not to go to the airport.
Flybe was supposed to fly about 2,500 people on Saturday, but about 75,000 flights were canceled.
The company’s administrator said that 277 of the 321 people who work for Flybe will be let go.
Interpath, a company that offers financial advice, said that the rest of the company’s staff would be kept on.
Flybe told people that it could not help them find other flights.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority said it would help people who were affected by this by giving them advice and information.
Administrators have taken over the company, which was just getting back on its feet in April of last year.
It said it would stop doing business in March 2020, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
The company was saved when Thyme Opco, a company with ties to the US hedge fund Cyrus Capital, bought it and changed its name to Flybe Limited.
The airline went back into business with plans to fly up to 530 times a week on 23 routes.
Flybe flew on 21 routes from Belfast City, Birmingham, and Heathrow to airports all over the UK and Amsterdam and Geneva until the most recent one.
In a statement on the Flybe website early Saturday, the High Court said that the company had been given joint administrators.
It also said that anyone who had booked a flight with the airline through a third party should get in touch with that third party.
Chris Donnelly was one of the people who was supposed to take a Flybe flight this morning. He was supposed to fly from Belfast City to Heathrow at 7:25 GMT.
At 3:07, he got an email from Flybe saying that his flight had been canceled and that the company had gone bankrupt, so people shouldn’t go to the airport.
When he saw the email, Mr. Donnelly was on his way to the airport. He runs a school and writes about politics.
Flybe cancellation shocked the public
Airline A senior Cornwall councilor says that the news that Flybe is going out of business and canceling all flights came as a “real shock.”
The airline said it was no longer in business on its website. However, it came back to life in April of last year after going out of business in 2020.
From Newquay, Flybe had routes to London and Manchester.
Louis Gardner, who is in charge of the economy for Cornwall Council, said that the government would look to other airlines to expand services.
Cornwall Airport Newquay said it was “saddened” by the news and that people shouldn’t travel “unless you have made plans with another airline.”
Flybe was a common way for Seamus McCoy to get from Newquay to London. He told BBC Radio Cornwall: “Every time I’ve flown, I’ve wondered, “How are they making money?” because the planes have never been more than 50% full.
Miriam Mead is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to visit family. She told BBC Radio Cornwall that she was supposed to fly back to Cornwall from London next month. She had booked the flight three months ago.
Mr. Gardner, a councilor in Newquay and charge of the economy for the council, said that the news was “a real shock to us.”
He did say, though, that there were still ways to get to London and Manchester.
He said, “We were hoping that Flybe would add more flights, but it’s clear that won’t happen now.”
We have nine other airlines that fly 18 routes, and we’ll look for more to help us grow.”
In a “challenging environment for airlines, old and new,” the government said its “immediate priority” would be to help anyone trying to get home and Flybe employees who lost their jobs.
This version of Flybe started flying in April of last year. It was bought out of bankruptcy by new owners after the previous owners let it go bankrupt at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Then, it could have been a big deal for the City Airport.
Flybe was the biggest company that used the airport, and it needed to be clarified when or if it would be replaced because of pandemic restrictions.
This time is different. IAG, owner of Aer Lingus and British Airways, is now the airport’s biggest customer.
And the airport already has an alternative carrier for eight of Flybe’s ten routes.
But it must now be asked if an independent UK regional airline like Flybe is still a good idea.
If not, there might be less competition, leading to prices increasing for customers.
When Flybe went out of business in 2020, it took about 80% of the flights to and from Belfast City. It made up about 14% of flights at the airport in the past few years.
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Gavin Robinson, an MP for East Belfast, said that the collapse of Flybe had surprised the people in charge at the airport.
Flybe’s ustomers should go to the Civil Aviation Authority’s website for the most up-to-date information.
The Consumer Council said that it was important for passengers to know their rights to compensation and help, and they told people to check out their website for more information.