ABERDEEN – February 16, 2019. British Midland Regional Limited, the East Midlands-based airline which operates as Flybmi has ceased operations immediately and is filing for administration.
A spokesperson for flybmi said: “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.
Customers who booked directly with flybmi should contact their payment card issuer to obtain a refund for flights which have not yet taken place.
Customers who have booked flybmi flights via a travel agent or one of flybmi’s codeshare partner airlines are recommended to contact their agent or airline for details of options available to them.
Customers who have travel insurance should contact their travel insurance provider to find out if they are eligible to claim for cancelled flights and the procedure for doing so.
Flybmi carried out flights to 25 European cities with a fleet of 17 Embraer aircraft, particularly from and to the United Kingdom. 376 people worked at the bases in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Brussels.
The airline offered various flights from Brussels Airport and also leased an aircraft to Brussels Airlines.