Flybe said that the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand for air travel was partly to blame.
Passengers who had boarded a flight in Glasgow on Wednesday evening had to disembark after “a fuel issue” meant the flight was canceled.
Below is what happened to one of the passengers on-board a Flybe flight:
This is only a few hours after we reported that the flag carrier and largest operator in the country, British Airways, cancelled over 400 flights for March. You can read more here.
Flybe is an important regional airline in the UK. It operated to many destinations that no other airlines fly to and it covered over half of the domestic UK routes. Below is a map from Flightradar24 showing their current routes:
Many people in many areas can no longer travel by air after Flybe ceased its operation, especially for those living near Flybe’s hub in Exeter.
Flybe operated 67 regional aircraft, including 54 Dash-8’s, 9 Embraer 175’s, 2 Embraer 190’s, 1 Embraer 195 and 1 ATR72.
In January, the UK government and Virgin Atlantic tried to save Flybe.