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Thousands of jobs at risk as UK airline enters administration

Thousands of jobs at risk as UK airline enters administration

Thousands of jobs are at risk after Europe's largest regional airline, Flybe, entered into administration. Rival airline easyJet said it would offer flights at a discounted rate until the end of May to help affected passengers get home, plus free travel for Flybe staff on Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, west coast rail operator Avanti said it would

Airlines face $100 billion-plus virus hit, discounts 'wouldn't do any good'

Airlines face $100 billion-plus virus hit, discounts 'wouldn't do any good'

WASHINTGON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic could rob passenger airlines of up to $113 billion in revenue this year, an industry body warned on Thursday, while the head of a large U.S. airline said the drop-off in travel demand seemed driven more by fear than economics, similar to what happened after the disasters of Sept. 11, 2001. “We

UK-based Flybe airline collapses, decreased demand amid coronavirus outbreak said to be a factor

UK-based Flybe airline collapses, decreased demand amid coronavirus outbreak said to be a factor

close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Low-cost British airline Flybe collapsed on Thursday, grounding all flights and ceasing all trading “with immediate effect,” according to a message posted to the carrier’s website. Flybe, which started operating in 1979, had

The train firms and airlines offering free or discounted travel to Flybe passengers and staff

The train firms and airlines offering free or discounted travel to Flybe passengers and staff

FLYBE passengers and staff are being offered free and discounted fares to help them get home after the struggling airline collapsed today. Carriers including easyJet and British Airways are lending their support after Flybe confirmed it had ceased trading with immediate effect. Pacemaker Press Flybe announced it had collapsed into administration today[/caption]

One in three travel policies won’t protect holidaymakers from Flybe collapse

One in three travel policies won’t protect holidaymakers from Flybe collapse

FLYBE passengers have been dealt a blow as experts warn a third of of travel insurance policies offer no protection for airline failure. The budget carrier ceased trading with immediate effect in the early hours of this morning, March 5. Flybe passengers may not be covered for its collapse by their insurance AFP or licensors Flybe had held crisis talks

Coronavirus hit to airlines could top $100 billion, Flybe collapses

Coronavirus hit to airlines could top $100 billion, Flybe collapses

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic could rob passenger airlines of up to $113 billion in revenue this year, an industry body warned on Thursday, more than three times a projection it made just two weeks ago as the virus continues to spread around the world. The warning from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) came

UK ready to support regional airports after Flybe collapse: minister

UK ready to support regional airports after Flybe collapse: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain “stands ready” to support regional airports after the collapse of airline Flybe on Thursday, Kelly Tolhurst, a junior minister with responsibility for aviation, told parliament. “We recognise the impact that this will have on UK airports particularly those which have large-scale Flybe operations. Government stands ready to

Passengers stranded as airline collapses

Passengers stranded as airline collapses

The spread of the coronavirus and the recent bushfire crisis will see up to 1.5 million visitors lost to Australia. The 10-15 per cent predicted fall in travellers this year could increase if the epidemic is not contained. The impact on air travel is expected to be greater than the 2003 SARS virus as more airlines slash flights. States and territories