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Flybe 'working to minimise disruption' as more Belfast flights cancelled

Flights to and from Belfast have been cancelled (Flybe/PA)
Flights to and from Belfast have been cancelled (Flybe/PA)
Jonathan Bell

By Jonathan Bell

Flybe has said it is working to minimise disruption and has contingency measures in place after more Belfast flights were cancelled.

The airline said it did not foresee the same high level of cancellations it was forced to make earlier in the week. Hundreds of passengers were affected in cancellations from Northern Ireland with more hit right across the UK.

Six Belfast flights to and from London, Manchester and Edinburgh were cancelled on Friday.

"Flybe does not foresee a repeat of the high level of flight cancellations experienced on April 3," a spokeswoman said.

"We are doing everything possible to minimise any further disruption over the coming days and have actioned contingency plans.

"We apologise once again for the disruptions experienced and invite all our customers to continue to follow updates on and our social platforms."

Richard Williams of The Consumer Council advised passengers whose flights have been cancelled to contact Flybe.

"They have to offer you a choice between a refund and an alternative flight, even with a different airline," he said.

"These cancellations by Flybe have caused a huge inconvenience for passengers travelling to and from George Best Belfast City Airport.

"Since Flybe’s cancellations on Wednesday, The Consumer Council has gained confirmation from the Civil Aviation Authority that passengers effected by Flybe’s cancellations are entitled to compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004."

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