FLYBE is warning Isle of Wight plane passengers not to travel across The Solent today (Thursday) to Southampton or Gatwick airports unless they have made alternative travel arrangements.

The firm fell into administration overnight, after fears were raised in media reports earlier on Wednesday evening.

Scroll down to read the official statement.

The financially-stuggling operator, which is responsible for nearly all the flights that leave Southampton airport, landed its last plane in Aberdeen just before midnight.

The aiport said its thoughts were with staff.

In one Twitter video, a passenger arriving at Belfast filmed the moment cabin crew wished passengers a safe onward journey after a "difficult" evening. 

Islanders are being told that Flybe cannot arrange alternative travel.

Flybe has posted this statement:

Isle of Wight County Press: Flybe posted a statement on TwitterFlybe posted a statement on Twitter