Flybe Cancels as Hurricane Ophelia Arrives
Flybe has cancelled 47 flights from Belfast City, Dublin, Knock and the Isle of Man airports due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ophelia.
As the hurricane reaches the British Isles, people are already without power and a weather warning has been issued for Plymouth, as strong winds and flying debris can endanger lives.
80mph winds, heavy downpours and large waves have been predicted.
A spokesman for Flybe said: \"The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority and Flybe will, as always, do everything possible to minimise any disruption.\"
He said customers are asked to continue to check the airline’s ‘live’ flight information for the latest updates - www.flybe.com/flight-info - and can also use this link to rebook or receive a refund.
\"If you have connecting flights, you should also check the flight status for each of your individual flights,\" he said and added: \"Flybe would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be experienced through these circumstances that are entirely beyond its control.\"
The Met Office has issued a warning from midday today lasting until midnight stating there is \"potential danger to life\", with winds off the south coast of Ireland reaching 109mph.
Northern Ireland, West Wales, South West Scotland and the Isle of Man are now under amber alert as the storm hits, while the Republic of Ireland is under a red wind warning and have deployed the army to help with any casualties that may occur.
In Plymouth, the Environment Agency is warning people to stay safe in exposed coastal areas as huge waves are predicted. And in Cornwall, winds are predicted to reach up to 65mph with gusts of more than 80mph possible.
Are you due to fly with Flybe? Or from the cities listed above?
Contact your flight provider to see if they can reimburse or replace your flight as you would not be entitled to claim compensation for a flight disruption under EU Regulation 261/2004.