Flybe collapse: Airline on brink as passenger says flights cancelled ‘in front of my eyes’

Flybe collapse: Airline on brink as passenger says flights cancelled ‘in front of my eyes’

Airline FlyBe has reportedly grounded multiple flights tonight amid speculation it could collapse. There are multiple reports of passengers being turned away at UK airports. The airline is, however, saying it was a “miscommunication”. Earlier it was reported Flybe was running out of cash and will not survive until the end of the month without help. The BBC has reported is it “set to collapse within hours”

Scotland correspondent for ITV, Peter Smith, wrote on Twitter: “Has FlyBe just ceased operating in front of my eyes?

“Waiting to board a FlyBe flight to Birmingham and all of their flights have just been cancelled. Advice from staff is FlyBe “definitely will not be flying out tomorrow either.”

He said in the clip: “I’m standing at Glasgow Airport and I was waiting to board a FlyBe flight and that’s the announcement now telling us that all FlyBe flights have now been cancelled leaving Glasgow Airport tonight.

“A flight apparently coming in from Birmingham to Glasgow has been diverted to Manchester Airport.

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“We’re trying to find out more what has happened to FlyBe but the staff on the ground are telling us that it could be that they can’t operate anymore.”

More to follow…

Published at Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:54:00 +0000