Bmi is to drop its twice-daily flights from London Heathrow to Jersey on March 28, two years after the service was introduced (see online news February 1, 2007).
The move will once again leave Heathrow without a direct link to Jersey, although carriers including BA, Flybe, VLM and Easyjet serve the destination from other London airports. Bmi’s low-cost subsidiary Bmibaby will continue to serve the route from Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester.
The carrier blamed the decision on the economic downturn and cost increases, with managaing director Peter Spencer commenting:
“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.”
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Report by Mark Caswell