Bmi drops LHR-Jersey

15 Jan 2009 by Mark Caswell

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

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