BMI confirms Belfast base closure

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News)
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The new owners of airline BMI have confirmed they will close their base at Belfast City Airport.

BMI currently operates out of Belfast City Airport with daily flights to Heathrow

BMI currently operates out of Belfast City Airport with daily flights to Heathrow

Sixty customer service employees are being issued with redundancy notices.

Around 40 cabin crew and engineering personnel will have to commute to London to stay employed. BMI currently operates out of Belfast City Airport with daily flights to Heathrow, which have not been affected by the deal.

IAG bought BMI from Lufthansa in a £172.5m deal last year and said at the time jobs could be at risk. Davy McMurray, from the union Unite, said:”We’ve got no information from the company.

“The employees have got no information from the company. “I’m talking about people who have worked for BMI for 15-20 years and at the last fence, they’re not being told anything. It’s a disgrace.”

Ian Paisley Jnr, MP for North Antrim, said the situation needs to be urgently addressed.,,,

Read the full story at UTV Live News….


Published Monday, 16 April 2012
© UTV News


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