Flybe is to pull its Amsterdam and Belfast services from Doncaster Sheffield airport.

Earlier this year, the troubled carrier confirmed that jet flights from Cardiff, Doncaster, Exeter and Norwich would be withdrawn, but it would continue with cheaper turbo-prop services.

However, the airline has now confirmed it will stop flying its last two remaining services after October due to a lack of demand for the routes.

A statement from the airline said: “Flybe has recently completed an exhaustive network review to strengthen the commercial viability of its 2019-20 winter schedule, further optimise its flying programme and improve profitability in line with its previously announced planned fleet reduction.

“It was announced back in April that the airline’s base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport will close when the two jets based there are withdrawn and returned to the lessors at the end of October. This meant that the two remaining routes on sale for the winter to Amsterdam and Belfast City would be operated by smaller Q400 aircraft flying from another base. However, since going on sale, neither route has attracted sufficient forward bookings to warrant them continuing.

“As a result, it is with regret that with effect from the end of the 2019 summer schedule, Flybe will be withdrawing all services from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with the last flight operating on Saturday 26 October.

“Flybe would sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to those customers affected and confirms that all are being contacted and offered the option of being re-booked on an alternative flight or receiving a full refund.”

A spokeswoman for Doncaster Sheffield airport said: “Despite the withdrawal of these two routes we are still expecting a record year having launched more new routes since August last year than any other UK airport.

“Flybe is currently going through a rescue strategy, making major changes to their business model to try and secure its future as part of the recent takeover. This coupled with challenges on slot availability and wider industry uncertainty has led to the removal of these routes from DSA and a number of others across UK Airports.

“From a DSA perspective, the Amsterdam and Belfast routes have proved popular with a 25% increase in passenger numbers over the summer versus last year, with near full aircraft.”