Flybmi collapse leaves passengers stranded in Europe as it emerges firm advertised flights in final hours

Flybmi collapse leaves passengers stranded in Europe as it emerges firm advertised flights in final hours

“There was no cancellation email, and I had already booked in. It was a grey area where I stood, but my flight has been rebooked for Monday.”

Hannah said that due to a previous agreement between the companies, Brussels Airlines would honour her booking for next month.

She said: “I’ve learnt that my next flights will take seven hours due to stopovers, this is a flight time that usually takes 50 minutes.”

Richard Edwards, 47, from Midhurst, in West Sussex was about to board a flight to Munich when Flybmi stopped their services.

He said: “My family and I were some of the lucky ones. There were people being told not to even bother turning up at the airport in the end.

“We got to Bristol for our flight, due to take off at 12.10pm. We got through security and walked to the gate, then I heard an announcement.

“They just said the flight had been cancelled due to operational reasons – and for us to collect our luggage.

“We were ferried out of the airport and into a taxi – there were 14 taxis for our flight all headed for Heathrow.

“There’s no talk of compensation yet. We were lucky enough to get to Munich in the end, albeit significantly delayed.

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