Ryanair has launched a series of special fares to-ex Flybe passengers as EasyJet offered Flybe staff free flights home for the next 24 hours after the airline collapsed into administration.
A spokesperson for EasyJet said: ‘sorry to see the news about Flybe and appreciate the anxiety that their customers will be facing now’.
Meanwhile, RyanAir has also launched rescue fares starting from £19.99 on five routes to accommodate customers affected by the crash. This includes flights from Liverpool to Knock, Bournemouth to Dublin, Belfast to London Stansted, Bristol to Dublin and Belfast to Manchester.
Ministers are working urgently with airlines to try to reopen key regional routes following the collapse of Flybe.
The embattled airline fell into administration overnight blaming the impact of the coronavirus on flight bookings for tipping it into insolvency – putting 2,400 jobs at risk.