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It is no secret that Flybe has been facing serious financial challenges for some time and it’s unlikely that the recent impact of COVID-19 has helped improve matters.
Peter Smith, the Scotland Correspondent for ITV News, has just posted the following tweets, which seem to indicate that Flybe might be ceasing operations this evening:
I’ve been told FlyBe aircraft has now been seized here at Glasgow airport. Birmingham to Glasgow FlyBe flight has diverted to Manchester. Staff are being taken off their aircraft and being told the bad news. @itvnews https://t.co/CvVNXjMx4O pic.twitter.com/mImwK3nBpC
— Peter A Smith (@PeterAdamSmith) March 4, 2020
It hasn’t been possible to get official confirmation yet of what the situation is, but I imagine things will be a lot clearer once this evening’s flights have all landed…