British airline Flybe goes into administration causing chaos as it cancels all flights
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British airline Flybe has once again gone into administration, causing chaos as it cancels all of its flights.
Passengers who have trips booked with the airline today (28 January) or in the near future have been told not to travel to the airport, leaving many people panicking over their tickets.
Flybe already went bust back in 2020, only to then make a return to the post-pandemic market in April 2022.
However, the company took to Twitter this morning to share the following statement: "We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration.
"David Pike and Mike Pink of Interpath have been appointed administrators.
"Regretfully, Flybe has now ceased trading.
"All Flybe flights from and to the UK are cancelled and will not be rescheduled."
CAA consumer director Paul Smith told Sky News: "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."
Customers have taken to the comments section of Flybe's statement in the hopes of getting answers.
One wrote: "What will become of those of us with tickets for flights? Will there be an alternative provided or a refund?"
Another said: "@flybe absolutely disgraceful how you have treated us.
"You still owe me £657 since October last year when you cancelled my flight and have led me on a merry dance since chasing and chasing for payment to me. So what do I do now?"
"Happy to take my money just a few weeks ago and you really didn’t know this was gonna happen?" asked a third.
While a fourth said: "Literally just purchased luggage for our flight tonight, will everything be refunded?"
A fifth panicked customer said they'll be stranded as a result of the news, writing: "So after being shipped to Cornwall last night with no word from anyone this is how we find out.
"Do we get a full refund on our journeys? I'm not left with no way to get back home on Friday during strike action."
The airline is yet to respond to these queries, although a number of fellow Twitter users have reassured those who are worried that they can claim refunds through insurance.
Nonetheless, that still leaves hundreds of people without jobs.
"I'm so sad to read this for the sake of the staff, especially those who have bounced around between other airlines who have collapsed," wrote one commenter.
"For anyone who has lost money on flights, contact your bank. We got our money back through the bank in 2020 even though paid debit not credit."