Ryanair launches rescue fares from £19.99 for Flybe passengers

Flybe has gone into administration, wreaking havoc on hundreds of passengers' travel plans as their flights no longer exist.

Unless they've booked a package holiday, it's meant that passengers are having to find alternative flights – meaning unexpected cash they're having to spend.

If you've been affected by the Flybe collapse, we've got advice for passengers including the first steps to take.

Ryanair is on hand to help, as the budget carrier has just launched rescue fares from £19.99 for affected passengers on five of Flybe's routes.

The airline is offering rescue fares for the following routes:

  • Liverpool-Knock
  • Bournemouth-Dublin
  • Belfast-London Stansted
  • Bristol-Dublin
  • Belfast-Manchester

The rescue fares will be available for travel until the end of April.

You can already book the fares on the Ryanair website but you'll need to do so by midnight on Sunday 8th March.

Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said: "Ryanair customers can continue to enjoy the lowest fares and most reliable service, and we’ve released rescue fares to assist customers affected by Flybe ceasing operations.

"We are working with the CAA to accommodate passengers who may have been left stranded or have had their travel plans disrupted by the collapse of the airline.

"We again call for more robust and frequent stress tests on financially weak airlines and tour operators so customers are not the ones who suffer.

"Customers can fly at fares starting from just £19.99 until the end of April, and these rescue fares are on sale now until midnight Sunday 8 March, only on the Ryanair.com website.

"Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out."

If you've been affected by the Flybe collapse, you may be able to get some of your money back depending on how you paid, whether this was by credit card, directly with Flybe or through an agent could affect your rights to getting your money back.

We've put together an in-depth guide to help – read more about your refund rights here .

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