bmi reveals BA strike plans

bmi is putting in place contingency
plans that will enable the airline to carry any passengers that are
caught up in the threatened industrial action and disruption to BA
services next week.To meet demand the airline plans to increase its capacities at Heathrow
by placing larger aircraft on existing flights. bmi also aims to
increase frequencies by utilising take-off and landing slot availability
that is created by any BA flight cancellations. 

Nigel Turner, chief executive officer of bmi, said: “Air travellers have
had to endure two periods of considerable disruption in the last six
months alone at Heathrow. On both of these occasions bmi pulled out all
the stops to minimise inconvenience to our customers as opposed to total
route cancellations by our major competitor.

“We are determined that during any period of British Airways flight
cancellations we will get passengers to their destination on the
services of bmi wherever possible. Where practical we will be opening up
more capacity on existing services to accommodate additional demand for
seats. We will also operate additional services as and when more
take-off and landing slots become available due to BA cancellations.

“The message is clear: if you are travelling to destinations that are
served by both ourselves and BA, then we are doing all we can to make
sure that you can make a reservation with us in advance. We are also
working to ensure we can accommodate passengers on the day.”

bmi serves the following key destinations which are also served by BA
from Heathrow:
Manchester; Aberdeen; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Brussels; Paris; Amsterdam;
Moscow; Lyon. (bmi also operates to Durham Tees Valley while BA operates
to Newcastle).


bmi serves the following key destinations from Heathrow which are also
served by BA from London Gatwick:
Venice; Dublin