Bmi News

bmi Regional appoints M&C Saatchi

bmi Regional appoints M&C Saatchi

13th Sep 2012 Airline News

Aberdeen-based bmi Regional has appointed M&C Saatchi to lead its first marketing campaign since it became an independent company earlier this year. The new advertising campaign is expected to launch later this month with a new website to follow in October.

Sale of BMI Regional completed

Sale of BMI Regional completed

1st Jun 2012 Airline News

International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed that the sale of the regional airline division of BMI to Aberdeen-based consortium Sector Aviation Holdings has been completed today.

International Airlines Group confirms bmi Regional sale

International Airlines Group confirms bmi Regional sale

10th May 2012 Airline News

International Airlines Group has signed a binding agreement to sell bmi Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings for a total consideration of £8 million in cash. Also today, British Airways confirmed nine bmi destinations will change from a bmi (BD) to the BA code and flight number from May 23rd.

Scottish-based consortium eyes bmi regional

Scottish-based consortium eyes bmi regional

27th Apr 2012 Airline News

The Scottish consortium, Granite Aviation, is thought to be in advanced talks with IAG over the sale of bmi regional for £20 million, according to reports. The news comes just one week after IAG completed its puchase of bmi for an undisclosed sum.

IAG completes bmi acquisition

IAG completes bmi acquisition

20th Apr 2012 Airline News

British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa today. IAG revealed it will also be taking over bmibaby and bmi regional for an unspecified “substantial price reduction”, but it does nt plan to integrate these businesses into BA.

Virgin Atlantic rallies against IAG’s BMI takeover

Virgin Atlantic rallies against IAG’s BMI takeover

16th Apr 2012 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic is set to appeal against the European Commission’s decision to allow IAG, BA’s parent company, to acquire BMI for £172.5m. Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson claims that the deal, which gained regulatory approval on 30 March, could damage the aviation industry for years to come.

IAG gets approval for BMI takeover

IAG gets approval for BMI takeover

2nd Apr 2012 Airline News

British Airways’ parent IAG has secured approval for the takeover of BMI from its current owner Lufthansa. The £172.5m deal is expected to be finalised later this month.

Virgin Atlantic moves to scupper IAG-bmi deal

Virgin Atlantic moves to scupper IAG-bmi deal

17th Feb 2012 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has launched an official complaint with the European Commission in an attempt to halt the takeover of bmi by British Airways. International Airline Group-owned British Airways agreed a deal with Lufthansa to acquire the airline for £170 million in late 2011.

British Airways closes deal for bmi with Lufthansa

British Airways closes deal for bmi with Lufthansa

22nd Dec 2011 Airline News

British Airways owner International Airlines Group has agreed to purchase bmi from Lufthansa for £172.5 million. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh warned there would be job losses during the restructuring of the loss-making carrier, but said the long-term growth of its operations at London Heathrow would be of benefit to the UK.

Virgin Atlantic bid for BMI

Virgin Atlantic bid for BMI

12th Dec 2011 Airline News

The fraught battle to acquire BMI has taken another twist after news that Virgin Atlantic has submitted a late offer for the Lufthansa-owned airline. The latest move sees rival Virgin signing a “terms of agreement” contract with Lufthansa, and comes despite BA’s parent company IAG reaching a deal last month to buy the struggling carrier.