PM Boris Johnson refuses to commit to Flybe bailout

Amid fears for the struggling airline Flybe, Mr Johnson said there was “no doubt” of its importance to the UK but warned there were limits to what could be done.

He made the remarks in an interview this morning on BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker – read more about the airline’s future as ministers set out to discuss the fate of the short-haul airline:

With ministers considering cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights to help save the company, the Prime Minister said he was “working very hard” but would not go further. 

Instead, he said that the Government could not be expected to “step in and save companies that simply run into trouble”, adding: “obviously people will understand that there are limits to what governments can do.

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