Cheap airline Ryanair has announced they are selling "rescue fares" for customers affected by the closing of Flybe.
This morning, the UK Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the budget airline would be going into administration .
Ryanair has said that the fares start from just £19.99 and will be available on five routes in the UK.
These include: Liverpool to Knock; Bournemouth to Dublin; Belfast to London Stansted; Bristol to Dublin and Belfast to Manchester.
Alejandra Ruiz at Ryanair said: “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 March 8.”
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Last night, Flybe collapsed due to the drop in demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
They cancelled all flights and put 2,000 jobs at risk.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the airline said: "All flights have been grounded and the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect.
"If you are due to fly with Flybe DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline. Please note that Flybe is unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers."
For those who have booked a Flybe flight, Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk , said: ”As the world continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, today it claims its first high-profile UK business casualty, with yet another blow to the hard-hit travel industry.
“After last year’s collapse of Thomas Cook, today’s failure of Flybe will cause travellers more pain, as well as being a very sad day for its 2,000 employees.
“If you are booked on a Flybe flight, you are being advised not to travel to the airport as the company has gone into administration, so you need to check what protections you have in place to recoup your cash.
"ATOL protection will cover your flights, accommodation and car hire if they were part of a package deal, but it won't cover incidentals such as meals and taxis. "
He continued: “Even if your airline or holiday provider is ATOL protected, it is always recommended that you have comprehensive travel insurance as well before heading off on your travels.
"Also, if you only paid for the flight through Flybe and they have gone bust while you're away, you won't necessarily be covered for any extra accommodation and car hire costs you need, whilst you try to organise a return flight from another airline.”
Salman said that comprehensive travel should cover most costs, but you should check the small print on your policy.
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Some insurance policies do not include end-supplier or airline failure which means they wont cover you if the company stops operating.
Finally he said: “If you paid for any of your booking by credit card, you may also be covered under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, which protects amounts between £100 and £30,000 or see if your debit card provider offers the Chargeback scheme to allow you to claim back any losses.”
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