Flybe is bankrupt. The British airline therefore keeps all aircraft on the ground and advises travelers not to come to the airport.
Flybe flew to over eighty destinations in Europe. The company had 19 daily flights to Schiphol. Eelde airport was also one of Flybe’s destinations. The airline has around 2,400 employees.
Flybe seems to have been in extra trouble due to the corona virus outbreak. As a result, the demand for airline tickets has come under considerable pressure.
Most customers have lost their money, is the estimate of chairman Frank Oostdam of travel umbrella organization ANVR. They will have to book a new ticket. “In some cases where the flight is part of a package, the consumer can still fall back on the tour operator. Sometimes ticket insurance offers a solution, but in general you can whistle for your money, “says Oostdam. If the ticket has been paid for by credit card, there is also a chance that the money will return.
Last year there was a wave of bankruptcy in aviation. Already 15 airlines went bankrupt. According to Oostdam, we will have one bankruptcy per month in 2020, and that will probably be even higher due to the corona virus outbreak. Consumers postpone their journey, so that the airlines have less money in their cash.