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FLYBE passengers have been told to not go to the airport as the regional carrier went into administration and cancelled all its flights.

The airline posted on Twitter saying: "We are sad to announce that Flybe has been placed into administration.

"David Pike and Mike Pink of Interpath have been appointed administrators. Regretfully, Flybe has now ceased trading.

"All Flybe flights from and to the UK are cancelled and will not be rescheduled."

CAA Consumer Director Paul Smith advised travellers to visit the Civil Aviation Authority's website and keep up to date with Flybe's Twitter feed for more information.

Read our Flybe live blog below for the latest updates and travel information…

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    What to do if you're on holiday

    If you're abroad, check whether your flight is ATOL-protected.

    ATOL is run by the government and by the CAA.

    It's a scheme created to ensure that customers don't lose money or end up stranded abroad if an airline goes bust.

    But ATOL protection doesn't come automatically with your booking and it normally only covers packaged holidays.

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    What will happen now?

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) usually launches repatriation operations to help bring stranded passengers home

    However, Flyby hasn't announced wether this will happen yet.

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    Will travel insurance cover you?

    Depending on the terms and condition of your travel insurance, you might be able to claim some money back.

    You'll usually need to have "scheduled airline failure cover" as part of your policy.

    Before you make any new bookings, check with your provider because you might not be able to claim money back once you purchase a new flight.

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    Passengers stranded in airports

    A Flybe spokesperson told The Sun: "Flybe customers who still need to travel, will need to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators."

    Passengers fumed over social media as many are stranded in places such as Geneva and doesn't have enough cash to cover the costs of further travelling.

    Another said: "Stranded at Heathrow after we were told we’d been rebooked on a new flight this morning!"

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    Flybe goes into administration

    The regional airline confirmed over Twitter that it has gone it has ceased trading and cancelled all its flights to and from the UK.

    Passengers were warned that Flybe won't be able to arrange any alternative flights.

    Travellers were advised to keep up-to-date with the airline's Twitter page and check the Civil Aviation Authority website for more information.

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