MPs have called for urgent clarity and a plan to safeguard Hampshire jobs following the collapse of Southampton Airport's largest airline operator.

It comes as airline Flybe warns passengers not to travel to airports after going into administration.

Around 2,000 jobs at now believed to be at risk after fresh attempts to save the company failed.

In a statement, Paul Holmes the MP for Eastleigh, said: "The news regarding Flybe is extremely worrying, especially for the 1,500 people in my constituency whose jobs rely on Flybe and Southampton Airport.

"The commercial challenges facing Flybe are well documented and that is why I have been working with Government and the industry to find a solution since January.

"Following the reports tonight (Wednesday), I have tabled an urgent question in the House of Commons which I am waiting for the speaker to approve.

"We urgently need clarity on the situation and a plan to safeguard jobs.

"I will continue to do all I can to ensure the long-term viability of Southampton Airport with or without Flybe."

Keith House the leader of Eastleigh Borough Council added: "Southampton Airport is an essential part of the south Hampshire economy and provides crucial links to many destinations.

"Government needs to help save jobs and services following tonight's news of Flybe."

Meanwhile, Caroline Nokes has reportedly questioned the Government concerning its "agenda about connectivity" as "we need parts of the country to remain accessible to the whole of the UK" and without Flybe that becomes "incredibly challenging".