In difficulty for years, Flybe lowers the curtain. The British regional airline announced on Saturday January 28 that it had ceased operations and canceled all its flights. “We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration [judiciaire] »the company tweeted. “Flybe is now ceasing its activity. All Flybe flights to and from the UK are canceled and will not be rescheduled”she added.
The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked passengers who have booked a flight on the low-cost airline not to come to the airport, “given that all Flybe flights are cancelled”, noted Paul Smith, the manager, in a statement. “It is always sad to see an airline [être placée sous] administration [judiciaire], and we know that Flybe’s decision to cease operations will be difficult for all of its employees and customers.”did he declare.
Bankruptcy in 2020
The Covid-19 dealt the final blow to the British regional airline, already in very bad shape despite state support. Flybe only resumed flights in April 2022, after going bankrupt in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which dealt a major blow to much of the airline industry.
Formerly the leader in the field of domestic flights in the United Kingdom, the company operated up to 530 flights per week, in particular from London’s Heathrow airport, to British cities but also abroad such as Amsterdam and Geneva. Following the company’s bankruptcy in 2020, Flybe’s assets were acquired by Thyme Opco, a company linked to the American investment fund Cyrus Capital.
Source: Le Monde