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IAG to ground bmibaby from Sep-2012; network reductions from Jun-2012

4-May-2012 11:23 AM

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced (03-May-2012) plans to ground bmibaby from 10-Sep-2012 with network reductions to commence from Jun-2012, placing 500 jobs at risk. bmibaby interim managing director Peter Simpson stated the airline had lost GBP100 million over the past four years and "to help stem losses as quickly as possible, and as a preliminary measure, we will be making reductions to bmibaby's flying programme from Jun-2012". [more - original PR]

bmibaby route cancellations as per a 03-May-2012 GDS timetable display are as follows - see Route Changes Table for more information:

  • Belfast City-Alicante: Three times weekly service cancelled from 09-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Ibiza: Weekly service cancelled from 09-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Palma de Mallorca: Twice weekly service cancelled from 09-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Amsterdam: Four times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Birmingham: 13 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-East Midlands: 18 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Faro: Twice weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-London Stansted: 17 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Malaga: Three times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Belfast City-Mahon: Planned twice weekly service from 15-Jun-2012 cancelled from 15-Jun-2012;
  • Birmingham-Amsterdam: 13 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • Birmingham-Knock: Six times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Newquay: Twice weekly cancelled from 08-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Geneva: Twice weekly service cancelled from 09-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Amsterdam: 12 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Edinburgh: 11 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Glasgow: 11 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Nice: Four times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012;
  • East Midlands-Paris Charles de Gaulle: 10 times weekly service cancelled from 10-Jun-2012.

Ryanair and Wizz Air announced (03-May-2012) they will offer rescue fares to affected passengers at discounted rates. [more - original PR - Ryanair] [more - original PR - Wizz Air]