A DORSET MP said he hoped the “vacuum” left by the demise of Flybe could be filled quickly.

The British airline went into administration in the early hours yesterday, citing a drop in demand caused by the coronavirus as a factor in the company’s financial plight.

Around 2,000 jobs have been put a risk as a result of the downfall.

North Dorset MP and Northern Ireland affairs committee chairman Simon Hoare posted on Twitter: “Worrying times for connectivity to NI-GB. Here’s hoping the vacuum can be filled quickly.

“Vital for business and the growing domestic tourism sector.”