EasyJet and Ryanair have offered “rescue fares” to Flybe customers after the domestic and short-haul airline ceased trading on Saturday.
News of the regional carrier’s failure was confirmed on Saturday morning, just nine months after it relaunched after its namesake’s collapse in 2020.
EasyJet said: “Everyone at easyJet is sorry to see the news about Flybe and understands the anxiety that their customers will be facing now.
“EasyJet is working to help affected passengers by offering a dedicated rescue fee for customers up until 5 February. A fare of £49 for domestic routes and £79 for international routes including a 15kg hold bag will be available on presentation of their original Flybe booking reference.”
It added: “EasyJet is also inviting any Flybe cabin crew and staff to apply for roles with easyJet on our careers website.”
Affected passengers can contact easyJet’s customer service on:
If calling from UK & elsewhere: +44 (0) 330 5515151
In calling from France: +33 (0) 9 77407770
If calling from the Netherlands: +31 (0) 20 7946405
If calling from Italy: +39 02 32068889
“Ryanair’s rescue fares start at £29.99, inclusion routes from Belfast to East Midlands, Manchester and Stansted for travel from March 26.