Derry City mayor, John Boyle, said: “Securing a replacement operator for this important route within such a short period of time is testament to the commitment of council, the airport and the department for transport to ensure there is air connectivity between Derry and London.”
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair managing director, said: “It’s always really sad to see an airline go out of business, and our thoughts are with all those affected – particularly staff members. We are evaluating flybmi’s wider network and assessing routes which align with Loganair’s distinct geographical area and overall strategic plans.”
flybmi had operated a fleet comprising 19 Embraer aircraft, offering 600 scheduled flights a week across a network of 44 destinations in 12 European countries and employs 376 staff.
flybmi has announced it will increase capacity on popular European routes from Newcastle International Airport to the cities of Brussels, Belgium, and Stavanger, Norway, by 30 per cent from October 28th.
flybmi customers will be able to enjoy flying on routes from the UK and Ireland to Istanbul thanks to a new codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.
flybmi has appointed Craig Musson as sales manager, UK, as the airline continues its plans to expand and grow its routes and passenger numbers over the coming years.
flybmi has unveiled its newly redesigned website, offering a more customer friendly platform, which is optimised for mobile usage and visually rich layout.
bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of managing director. Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock will take his position within the restructured executive team, reporting directly to group chief executive of Airline Investments, Peter Simpson.
Air France and bmi have announced a brand-new codeshare partnership on bmi’s Bristol to Paris service. Commencing for travel from May 14th, the partnership will provide business and leisure customers from Bristol Airport with access to 25 French cities via Air France’s award-winning hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
bmi has appointed Antony Price as director marketing & customer with immediate effect. Price brings over 20 years’ aviation experience and has held senior leadership positions with Air New Zealand and British Airways, most recently being general manager sales for the former, based in Auckland.
In a further development in the already existing partnership with car hire company Sixt, bmi has launched a new chauffeur driven car service. myDriver is the latest innovation from the airline as it moves towards offering an enhanced, integrated, comprehensive travel solution for its customers.