Flybmi has suddenly collapsed. All flights have been canceled and FA's booked home. The British based regional carrier blames Brexit for his death.
Flybmi served 23 destinations in Europe with a fleet of 1
Here is the complete announcement from Flybmi, whose website has been turned into a press release about the operator's breakdown:
It is with a heavy heart that we have made this inevitable announcement today. The airline has faced several difficulties, including the latest peaks in fuel and carbon costs, the latter following the EU's recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the emissions scheme.
These problems have undermined the work of moving the airline into profit. Current trading and future prospects have also been severely affected by the uncertainty in the Brexit process, which has led us not to be able to secure valuable flight contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence in BMI's ability to continue moving between destinations in Europe. . In addition, our situation reflects major difficulties in the regional airline industry that have been well documented.
Against this background, it has become impossible for the airline's shareholders to continue its extensive financing program in the business, despite investments of over 40 million over the past six years. We sincerely regret that this action program has become the only option open to us, but the challenges, especially those created by Brexit, have proved insurmountable.
Our employees have worked very hard in recent years and we would like to thank them for their commitment to the company, as well as all our loyal customers who have flown with us over the past 6 years.
- Higher fuel and carbon costs have led to losses
- The threat to Brexit has led to inability to secure or renew key contacts
- There is no hope
If you find it yourself with a now worthless ticket, Flybmi gives advice on how to claim a refund:
Customers with orders should contact their bank or debit card issuer to begin the process of getting a refund. If customers have ordered through Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines or another airline or code partner or an ordering agent, customers should contact them directly. Customers who have travel insurance should contact their travel insurance company to understand if they are eligible to claim canceled flights and the procedure to do so.
Thus, another airline supports the dust. For the bmi mark, it's like another death … I'll write more about it next week.
Another sad day for aviation in Europe.