Is this the start of the end for bmibaby? Flights from Belfast to stop on 11 June

As we know bmi was sold lock, stock and barrell to BA (or rather International Airlines Group as they prefer to be known). They had to take bmibaby – the low cost version of bmi – with the bathwater, the bmi slots at Heathrow.

Now comes news from the BBC that bmibaby will stop all flights from Belfast on 11 June.

bmibaby fly Belfast to:

  • Alicante
  • Amsterdam
  • Birmingham
  • East Midlands
  • Faro
  • Ibiza
  • Mahon in Menorca
  • Malaga
  • Palma
  • Stansted

The telling paragraph is:

Peter Simpson, bmi interim managing director, said the company had lost £100m in in the last four years and would have to be “realistic” about its options.
the last four years and would have to be “realistic” about its options.