Flybe cancels flights as storm approaches

Regional airline Flybe has apologised for cancelling 47 flights today (October 16), because of the threat posed by ex-Hurricane Ophelia as the storm approaches Ireland.

The flights cancelled are primarily those serving Belfast City, Dublin, Knock and the Isle of Man.

The airline said in a statement: “The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority and Flybe will, as always, do everything possible to minimise any disruption. Customers are asked to continue to check the airline’s ‘live’ flight information for the latest updates – – and can also use this link to rebook or receive a refund.”

Customers flying on today (Monday October 16) or tomorrow (Tuesday October 17) whose flight is not included on the current list of cancellations should continue to check in as normal. However, the airline asks them to regularly check its flight info page for any further updates. If passengers have connecting flights, they should also check the flight status for each individual flights.