5 March

Flybe - Cardiff Airport statement

Deb Bowen Rees, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said: “We are deeply saddened by today’s announcement that Flybe has ceased operations, impacting its operations across the UK. Our thoughts are with our many friends and colleagues at Flybe as well as our customers who have had their travel plans disrupted.

“As one of the UK’s largest regional airlines, Flybe is a well-known brand across South Wales and has made a hugely positive impact on Cardiff Airport and confidence in the Airport over recent years.

“We are actively talking to a number of airlines about the opportunity that exists in flying to and from south Wales. Given the Flybe news we will focus on filling the core domestic routes which Flybe serve for the region.

“Flights to Anglesey, Teeside and Aberdeen will continue to operate as normal with Eastern Airways.  Customers due to fly with Flybe to other destinations are advised not to travel to the Airport. All flights with other operators are flying as normal.

“To reconfirm, from 5th March 2020, Flybe has ceased trading and all flights are cancelled.

“Customers are also advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information (www.caa.co.uk).”

Advice for customers due to fly from Cardiff with Flybe:

  • Customers are advised not to travel to the Airport
  • Flights to Anglesey, Teeside and Aberdeen will continue to operate as normal with Eastern Airways
  • Customers that were due to fly from Cardiff and have not pre-booked and paid for car parking in advance can exit our car parks free of charge, please press the assistance button at the exit barrier
  • Customers that were due to fly from Cardiff today that have pre-booked and paid for car parking in advance should contact the company used to make the booking.

Advice for customers due to return to Cardiff with Flybe

  • Your return flight with Flybe will not operate as planned
  • Flights from Anglesey, Teeside and Aberdeen will continue to operate as normal with Eastern Airways
  • Customers who arrive back in Cardiff Airport after your expected return date will have any additional car parking fees waived on exit. Please press the assistance button at the exit barrier.