On 5 March 2020, U.K. regional airline Flybe ceased operations after filing for bankruptcy. Officials stated that ongoing financial struggles, in addition to reduced flight demand due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, resulted in the bankruptcy. Flybe officials have advised individuals to book alternate flights before arriving to the airport and stated that the airline would not be able to arrange flights for passengers on other carriers. Prior to these most recent events, the airline had been operating more than half of all domestic U.K. flights outside of London.