• Airline Flybe has collapsed - just weeks after a rescue deal saved it from going bust.

    It says coronavirus has caused a drop in bookings.

    Here its flights have been grounded at Ireland West Airport Knock, Cork, and Dublin.

    in a statement from Ireland West Airport Knock to Midwest News this morning they say the regret to announce that all Flybe flights have been cancelled after the airline entered administration this morning.  

    Any passengers booked with Flybe who have not yet started their journey should not travel to the airport unless they have arranged an alternative flight with another airline.  

    Please visit to read the Flybe statement and advice for passengers with existing bookings.

    Ireland West Airport Knock say they regret the loss of Flybe, which has played an important role over the last ten years in providing important access to the West of Ireland with flights to and from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester and our thoughts are with Flybe staff whose jobs have been affected by today’s news.

    Access to the North West of England and the Midlands region will continue to be provided by Ryanair through their year round services to Liverpool and East-Midlands Nottingham.

    The airport will continue to seek alternative airline carriers to operate these services.

  • British airline Flybe has issued a statement, clarifying that its services between Ireland West Airport Knock and Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester continue to operate as normal.

    Over the weekend, British regional airline Flybmi went into administration, and cancelled all flights with immediate effect.

    Flybe has today issued a statement explaining that the two airlines are completely separate carriers, and Flybe services from Knock to the UK are in no way affected by the situation relating to Flybmi.



  • Flybe services between Ireland West Airport Knock and the UK cities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester will continue to operate as normal, after ministers agreed on Tuesday night to a rescue deal to keep the airline flying.

    The package of measures include a potential loan and / or the possible short-term deferral of an air passenger duty bill, and a pledge to review taxes on domestic flights.

    Ireland West Airport Knock has welcomed the announcement, as Flybe provides over 100,000 seats annually between Knock and the UK.

    The airport says it will ensure that regional connections will not only continue, but will flourish in the years to come.



  • An air traffic control outage in France in being blamed for the cancellation of the Knock-Birmingham flight yesterday.

    Flybe has confirmed to Midwest News that the Knock-Birmingham service was cancelled due to the knock-on effect caused by the air traffic control action, which affected flights across the Flybe network.

    The airline says all passengers affected were offered the option of being re-accomodated on an alternative flight, or applying for a full refund.

    Flybe has apologised to passengers for any inconvenience caused as a result of this situation, which it says was entirely out of its control.



  • The Manchester and Edinburgh flights to Ireland West Airport Knock have been cancelled today.

    Both flights have been cancelled due to operational and crew issues with Flybe.

    Ireland West Airport Knock say that all passengers affected will be assisted with getting on the next available flight.