Flybe applies for temporary operating licence

Administrators for Flybe have applied for a temporary operating licence following the collapse of the regional airline.

If granted, flights would not initially resume, but it would give administrators at Interpath the chance to restructure the business.

It is the first time the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has received an application for a temporary licence from a collapsed airline.

The CAA said: Flybe’s administrators have applied for a temporary operator’s licence.

“If approved, it would allow the administrators to start the process of restructuring the business.

“The UK Civil Aviation Authority has not yet made a decision on whether to grant a temporary licence.

“Flybe’s licence currently remains suspended in accordance with the undertakings given by the administrators.”

The airline entered administration on January 28th after struggling since its relaunch, meaning all scheduled flights were cancelled, impacting around 2,500 passengers on January 28th alone.

In total, 133 people were made redundant in Birmingham, with 99 from the airport and 34 from its Birmingham headquarters.

A total of 45 members of the firm’s 320 staff have been retained to assist the joint administrators.