In the latest spate of airline bankruptcies, British regional airline Flybmi cancelled all their flights and filed for bankruptcy. Citing difficulties due to rising fuel prices and uncertainties over Brexit.
A spokesperson for the company announced that it was with great regret that the company had collapsed and thanked all their employees for all their ‘hard work’ over the last couple of years. Brian Strutton of the ‘British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), stated that they had received no notification of the imminent collapse of the company, and that their next step would be to assist Flybmi pilots wherever they could.
The airline employed some 400 staff at its bases in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Belgium, with its seventeen aircraft based at the East Midlands airport. The company flew to 25 European destinations and carried 522,000 passengers last year on 29,000 flights under its code share with its European partners who included Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Air France.
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