We’re continuing with our flyBe coverage, as the airline collapsed this morning at 3 am on the 28th of January.
As a reminder, the airline has ceased trading, with no flyBe flights to be operated.
Operators offering rescue fares
For those travelling, some carriers are offering rescue fares. These include
- British Airways is offering £50/€60 rescue fares (plus taxes, fees and charges) between London and Belfast, Newcastle and Amsterdam. The rescue fares are available for travel up to and including 08 February 2023. See https://www.britishairways.com/travel/Flightops/public/en_gb?p_faqid=8938 for conditions.
- easyJet £49 Domestic/£79 International one-way for travel until 5th February. See https://mediacentre.easyjet.com/story/15689/easyjet-to-offer-a-rescue-fare-to-flybe-customers on how to book
Ryanair is offering rescue fares from £29.99 including routes from Belfast to East Midlands, Manchester and London Stansted.
- LNER (Rail operator) is allowing passengers to travel on their services free of charge by presenting their cancelled airline ticket. For further info, visit: LNER.co.uk
Notably, Aer Lingus, Eastern Airways and Loganair have not launched rescue fares. Eastern Airways and LoganAir, however, have launched adverts instead.
UK Civil Aviation Authority Updates
The UK Civil Aviation Authority made its announcement early this morning. They advise that Flybe customers who still need to travel will need to make their alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority will provide advice and information to affected passengers. A page has been launched which covers some options at https://www.caa.co.uk/news/flybe-travel-arrangements-advice/.
They have also added a page in regards to getting your money back – either via your Credit Card company via Section 75 protection or via Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance. Their advice is at https://www.caa.co.uk/news/further-advice-to-uk-consumers-impacted-by-flybe-entering-administration/.
Paul Smith, Consumer Director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:
“It is always sad to see an airline enter administration and we know that Flybe’s decision to stop trading will be distressing for all of its employees and customers.
“We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website or our Twitter feed for more information.”
Supporting those in the industry
Some parts of the industry are responding, with Pilots Together available to help. In addition, in all the announcements, EasyJet is inviting any Flybe cabin crew and staff to apply for roles with easyJet on their careers website.
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