FlyBmi has announced that it ceased operations earlier last night with immediate effect and has essentially shut down its bases in Europe and the UK.
FlyBmi, a regional, East Midlands-based airline has declared bankruptcy and is currently in the process of filing for administration.
The carrier blamed the bankruptcy on "recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme," FlyBmi explained in a press release.
FlyBmi added that its bankruptcy announcement was "unavoidable".
The press release stressed that "the challenges, particularly those created by Brexit, have proven to be insurmountable".
The carrier had a full jet fleet of Embraer E135 and most notably E145 aircraft and flew both its own scheduled flights but also had extensive codeshare agreements with its partners such as Brussels Airlines. Its other partners comprise Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Loganair, Air France and Air Dolomiti.
The Belgian carrier used one FlyBmi Embraer E135/145 aircraft from its Brussels base which operated to small UK cities such as East Midlands and Nottingham.
Additionally, FlyBmi offered its own flights from Brussels. On Friday, 3 aircraft were repositioned back to the UK.
This evening, other aircraft were also flown back to Norwich, England, including G-RJXE (from Munich) G-RJXP (from Munich) and G-EMBN (from Karlstadt). Much has happened over the past few years at FlyBmi - one of the most important features of its history was its rebrand last year which saw the BMI Regional name disappear.
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