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Ryanair and other airlines offer help to Flybe customers

Budget airline Ryanair has quickly reacted to the demise of Flybe by announcing low-fare rescue services.

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Help has been offered to Flybe customers

The fares start from £29.99 to accommodate customers affected by Birmingham Airport-based Flybe’s cancellation of its entire UK schedule of flights as it entered administration today.

Families who booked to fly on now-cancelled Flybe flights can travel on one of Ryanair's flights, including routes from Belfast to East Midlands, Manchester and London Stansted.

These low rescue fares are on sale now on the website for travel from Sunday, March 26.

Flybe had been due to start its new summer schedule from March 26.

Ryanair’s director of marketing, communications and digital Dara Brady said: “As the UK and Europe’s no.1 airline for low fares and reliability, Ryanair is once again saving the day with rescue fares from just £29.99 to accommodate customers affected by Flybe’s sudden cancellation of its entire UK schedule.

"These rescue fares are available to book now only on”

* British Airways is also offering discounted one-way fares for Flybe customers affected by the cancellation of flights.

The fares are £50 plus taxes, fees and charges, including hold luggage of 23kgs on selected routes.

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easyJet is offering fares of £49 for domestic routes and £79 for international routes including a 15kg hold bag will be available on presentation their original Flybe booking reference.

This will be in place for Flybe customers until February 10.

Any affected passengers should contact easyJet’s customer service on: 0330 5515151.

Train operator LNER is offering all Flybe customers who have had their flights cancelled travel on any LNER service to their destination for free on January28 and 29.

Customers will need to present their cancelled airline ticket.