Bmibaby Will Shut Down – Low fare airline to close in September: Belfast Telegraph

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Heathrow
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[Belfast Telegraph] Low fare carrier bmibaby is set to close later this year, threatening the loss of hundreds of jobs and the ending of its flights.

Low fare carrier bmibaby will close in September

Low fare carrier bmibaby will close in September: Photo Wikipedia

The carrier transferred to International Airlines Group, the owners of British Airways, last month, but consultations have now started with unions about its closure in September.

The GMB union said it was “devastating” news, especially for the East Midlands, where hundreds of jobs are now threatened with the axe.

With bmi Regional, bmibaby transferred to International Airlines Group ownership on completion of the purchase from Lufthansa. IAG has consistently said that bmibaby and bmi Regional are not part of its long-term plans.

A statement said: “Progress has been made with a potential buyer for bmi Regional, but so far this has not been possible for bmibaby, despite attempts over many months by both Lufthansa and IAG. Bmibaby has therefore started consultation to look at future options including……

Read the full story at The Belfast Telegraph…..


Belfast Telegraph Reporter
3rd May 2012


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