UK airline Flybe succumbs to coronavirus outbreak taking toll on air travel worldwide

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British airline Flybe has closed its doors for good, as fears over the lethal coronavirus tanks demand for air travel worldwide and the UK government rejects a £100 million loan meant to rescue the company from dire straits.

With its final flights touching down at airports across the UK on Wednesday evening, the Exeter-based firm has taken a serious hit in bookings in recent months and has finally called it quits, going into administration to settle its debts early on Thursday, leaving more than 2,000 workers out of a job.

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