Westcountry-based airline Flybe has today cancelled dozens of flights for "operational reasons."
In a statement the airline said: "Flybe sincerely apologises to all our customers and partners affected by the current flight cancellations.
"Whilst 95% of Flybe flights are operating as per normal, we do recognize the impact of today's cancellations.
"We are doing our best to mitigate the impact of the current situation that has arisen due to a combination of factors including seasonality, pilots’ end of leave year, Easter holidays, base restructuring and the shortage of pilots across the industry that Flybe has highlighted over recent months.
A message from our CEO, Christine Ourmières-Widener about today’s cancellations. pic.twitter.com/3jG4dsQgVB— Flybe ? (@flybe) April 3, 2019
"We have already identified several mitigation actions and will be issuing further updates throughout the day.
"All those affected have been emailed and advised they can re-book for travel on an alternative flight or apply for a full refund.
"Customers are advised to regularly check our website for more details."