Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland said: “The government needs to step in to keep Flybe flying.

 “Many of Flybe’s routes are unique, the passengers who use those routes and the communities that Flybe serves must not be abandoned.

 “The government would be wholly negligent to allow Flybe to fall into administration, rather than demonstrating it has learned the lessons from Monarch and Thomas Cook, and implementing the airline insolvency review.

 “Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Department for Transport ministers to discuss Flybe’s future.”

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.