Bmi have decided to scrap Heathrow-Jersey flights after a mere 2 years in operation.
The service will decease on the March 28th due to the current economic climate and cost inflation. A statement from Bmi reads,
“Unfortunately, the economic downturn as well as cost increases has prevented the route from achieving an acceptable level of financial performance,”
Alternative travel arrangements will be organised of passengers holding bookings for flights after this date where ever possible. These customers will be contacted by Bmi.
Managing director of Bmi mainline, Peter Spencer said, “It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make the decision to terminate our Jersey to Heathrow operation.
The association of Bmi with Jersey goes back decades and it is a relationship we are very proud of.
Despite efforts to modify the service to improve its efficiency through the introduction of smaller aircraft, we see little prospect of profitability being achieved in the foreseeable future.”
The cancellation will not affect bmibaby services to Jersey direct from East Midlands, Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester.