British Airline Reopens After Bankruptcy
On Saturday, British airline Flybe announced that it has ceased its activities and canceled all of its flights. The airline went bankrupt due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and has now resumed flights in April.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a statement, wherein Paul Smith said, “It’s always sad to see an airline going under administration, we know that Flybe’s decision to cease operations will be distressing for all their employees and customers.”
Flybe was once the leader in the UK local flights market, with around 530 weekly trips covering the whole country and select cities across Europe.
The company posted on Twitter saying, “We are saddened to announce that Flybe has been placed in (judicial) administration. Flybe has ceased its activities. All Flybe flights to and from the UK have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Passengers are advised not to go the the airport.”
The resurgence of Flybe provides some respite to both its customers and employees. It also gives some optimism to the air transport sector that is still reeling due to the effects of the pandemic.