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Greater Manchester comes together to help those affected by Flybe collapse

Greater Manchester partners have come together to support employees affected by the announcement that Flybe has entered compulsory liquidation.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “This is a real blow to Flybe staff and passengers, and right now my thoughts are with everyone affected by this airline’s collapse.

“We have acted quickly to make sure that Flybe employees in Greater Manchester are able to access the same dedicated support service that was offered to Thomas Cook staff last year. It is incredibly difficult to lose your job like this, so suddenly and with little support. I want to reassure people here in Greater Manchester that we will do whatever we can to help them.

“Yesterday afternoon I spoke with the Aviation Minister to discuss what support the Government will offer to people who have lost their jobs, and what plans are in place to service former Flybe routes.

“In Greater Manchester we will ensure expert advice from partners including The Growth Company and Jobcentre Plus is on hand for all those who need it. As with Thomas Cook, we have already launched an enquiry and support service – call 0161 393 6443 or email, or visit (opens new window) for further information.”

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Article Published: 06/03/2020 14:12 PM