Regional airline Flybe has gone into administration.
Falling demand for air travel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was partially to blame, the carrier said in a statement.
Some 2,000 jobs are now thought to be at risk.
The airline’s website advises customers to “not travel to the airport” unless they have arranged an alternative flight.
“Please note that Flybe is unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers,” a statement added.
Flybe came close to administration in January, with the government controversially agreeing to defer up to £10 million in air passenger duties to aid its survival.
A bid for fresh financial support failed last night.
In a letter to staff, Flybe chief executive Mark Anderson said: “Despite every effort, we now have no alternative – having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep trading.
“I am very sorry that we have not been able to secure the funding needed to continue to deliver our turnaround.”
Flybe was acquired by a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group in January last year, with plans to rename it Connect Airways in the coming months.
A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson explained: “With customers and staff at the front of our minds, over…