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UK Airline Flybe Collapses in Wake of Coronavirus,Stranding Passengers.

UK Airline Flybe Collapses  in Wake of Coronavirus,Stranding Passengers.


UK Airline Flybe Collapses  in Wake of Coronavirus,Stranding Passengers.

UK Airline Flybe Collapses  in Wake of Coronavirus,Stranding Passengers.


The British airline "Flybe" declared bankruptcy, Thursday, after the Coronavirus caused her a huge losses, as before she was suffering financial difficulties.

In a statement on its website, "Flybe", which is Europe’s biggest independent regional airline, confirmed that it has entered the stage of bankruptcy and is under guardianship. It said, “All Flybe flights are cancelled. Please do not go to the airport as your Flybe flight will not be operating.”

 It urged travelers who had booked Flybe trips not to go to the airport unless they had substitutional travel arrangements.

"All flights have been suspended and the airline's work in the United Kingdom has ceased with immediate effect," the company, which avoided the crash, said in January after the British government granted it a tax break.

“With the situation that’s developed with (coronavirus), an already weak company, I’m afraid, just hasn’t been able to survive,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News.

“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,” the chief executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Richard Moriarty, said.

the British airlines have recently suffered from a series of issues, including the weakening of the pound in light of Britain’s pending departure from the European Union, and volatile fuel prices.

But many travelers would still be stranded at airports served by Flybe after the sudden closure. As of Thursday morning, up to 30 passengers arrived at Birmingham Airport, England, expecting to fly to parts of the United Kingdom and Europe to find that their flights had been canceled.

“I think it’s very sad that it’s gone bust and I feel very sorry for the people who were meant to be flying with them today,” Flybe customer Patrick Greenford told the paper at the Manchester airport. “It’s very sad for the people who don’t have work anymore too.”

The British government has dispatched workers to help stranded passengers and called on train, coach and airline operators to help them return home through the free flights for stranded passengers and Flybe crew. 

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