Flybe is today reported to have abruptly cancelled flights from airports across the UK.

Airports across the UK have been affected with more than 20 flights in total cancelled, according to the BBC.

Ten flights in and out of Belfast City airport and four from Birmingham were among those affected, along with departures from Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Five departures and five arrivals from Belfast were cancelled, including services to East Midlands, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen.

Passengers received texts and emails last night telling them of the cancellations.

Flybe said it “cancelled a small number of flights” for “operational reasons”.

The airline apologised for any inconvenience and said: “All customers affected have been emailed and advised they can re-book for travel on an alternative flight or apply for a full refund.”

The disruption came just days after the regional carrier switched its London-Newquay route from Gatwick to Heathrow as part of its summer schedule.

However, passengers on the new route were left with a six-hour coach journey on Monday when their aircraft was grounded due to a “technical issue”.

Cornwall Airport Newquay said passengers were offered “rebooking for another flight or ground transport to London Heathrow”.

Shareholders in Exeter-based Flybe last month agreed its sale to Connect Airways, a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group.

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