Flybmi failure: the first of many?
Added on Mon April 1st, 2019
On 17 February 2019 hundreds of travellers, departing from or arriving at different British regional airports, were grounded. British Midland Regional, known as Flybmi, abruptly ceased operations and filed for administration.
The East Midlands-based regional carrier operated 17 regional jets on routes to 25 European cities, but its inability to cover the debts forced the company to cancel all flights booked on that day.
A spokesman of the company said that the main reason of the failure lies behind the uncertainties caused by Brexit.
A wide-reaching reciprocal aviation agreement between the EU and UK is urgently needed to prevent further “serious harm” to European air service connectivity.
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