Wednesday 4 March 2020 / 10:47 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Collapse of Flybe is disastrous news for passengers – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the news on Flybe going into administration, said:

“The collapse of Flybe is disastrous news for passengers and employees alike and will cause real anxiety in many regions throughout the country.

“The Civil Aviation Authority is sadly very well practised, following the collapse of Monarch and Thomas Cook, at responding to airline failure and looking after passengers. No doubt they will do that once more.

“Yet again more airline workers face an anxious future and the Government has to respond and provide them with all necessary support.

“Flybe has provided critical connectivity for many locations throughout the country especially where there is currently no realistic transport alternative other than flying.

“The Government has to answer how those vital links will be maintained following Flybe’s collapse. Communities will be concerned about what this will mean for their local economies and the Secretary of State has to come up with answers to these questions as a matter of urgency.”