Travellers from Cornwall have been left stranded after regional airline Flybe collapsed.

In a shock statement on its website today, the airline said it had "ceased trading".

Any passengers expecting to travel with it were told not to go to the airport.

From Cornwall Airport Newquay, Flybe operates flights to and from London Gatwick and Manchester.

Administrators have taken over the company, which was only relaunched in April last year after a previous brush with administration.

In its statement, Flybe said it would not be able to help passengers arrange alternative flights.

The Civil Aviation Authority said Flybe customers who still need to travel will need to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators.

More information can be found on when it is available.

Paul Smith, consumer director at the CAA, said: “It is always sad to see an airline enter administration and we know that Flybe's decision to stop trading will be distressing for all of its employees and customers.

“We urge passengers planning to fly with this airline not to go to the airport as all Flybe flights are cancelled. For the latest advice, Flybe customers should visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website or our Twitter feed for more information.”