UK Regional Airline Flybmi Ceases Operations

Flybmi operates 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25 European cities.


British Midland Regional Limited, the East Midlands-based airline which operates as flybmi, announced on the 16 February 2019 that it has ceased operations and is filing for administration.

A spokesperson for flybmi said:

“It is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement today. The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme. These issues have undermined efforts to move the airline into profit. Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and lack of confidence around bmi’s ability to continue flying between destinations in Europe. Additionally, our situation mirrors wider difficulties in the regional airline industry which have been well documented"

Flybmi flights operated under codeshare agreements with code partners Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Loganair, Air France and Air Dolomiti.

Selective Travel Management are currently working to provide alternative travel arrangements for business clients recently booked to travel with flybmi.

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