Bmi Regional is to cancel the service at the end of October, stating that it has “not performed as expected”.
The carrier launched the route on March 29, 2009, and currently offers a twice-daily weekday service, plus one flight on Sundays. But as posted on our forum today the airline will cut the service on October 29. In a communication the airline said:
“We would like to inform you that the route between Birmingham and Aberdeen has not performed as expected and with no sign of the situation improving Bmi Regional has taken the difficult decision to cancel this service after eighteen months. The last flights will take place on 29 October 2010 and any passengers who are booked for travel after this time will be contacted by bmi and either rescheduled where possible or refunded.”
The move will leave Flybe as the only carrier flying between Birmingham and Aberdeen, with up to three daily services depending on the day of the week. Bmi Regional recently announced that it would roster A319 aircraft onto selected flights between London Heathrow and Aberdeen, a move which is said would increase daily seat capacity on the route by 90 per cent (see online news June 9).
For more information visit flybmi.com.
Report by Mark Caswell