On Saturday 16/02/2019 flybmi announced that it has ceased operations and is filing for administration.

The airline – based in East Midlands – has 3 Embraer ERJ-135 and 14 Embraer ERJ-145 in its fleet and operates from bases like Aberdeen, Brussels, Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle and Munich. flybmi services Europe with more than 600 scheduled flights a week across a network of 44 destinations in 12 European countries and employs 376 staff

. flybmi is operating for Brussels Airlines with one aircraft, three Brussels based aircraft have been positioned to Bristol on Friday.

On Saturday evening, three other aircraft left for Norwich Airport:

BM9162 Munich – Norwich E145 G-RJXE

BM9163 Munich – Norwich E135 G-RJXP

BM9161 Karlstadt – Norwich E145 G-EMBN

Press release:

British Midland Regional Limited, the East Midlands-based airline which operates as flybmi, has today announced that it has ceased operations and is filing for administration.

Flybmi operates 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25 European cities.


A spokesperson for flybmi said:

“It is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement today. The airline has faced several difficulties, including 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. These issues have undermined efforts to move the airline into profit. Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and lack of confidence around bmi’s ability to continue flying between destinations in Europe. Additionally, our situation mirrors wider difficulties in the regional airline industry which have been well documented.

“Against this background, it has become impossible for the airline’s shareholders to continue their extensive programme of funding into the business, despite investment totalling over £40m in the last six years. We sincerely regret that this course of action has become the only option open to us, but the challenges, particularly those created by Brexit, have proven to be insurmountable.

“Our employees have worked extremely hard over the last few years and we would like to thank them for their dedication to the company, as well as all our loyal customers who have flown with us over the last 6 years.

” Bmi Regional employed a total of 376 employees based in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Belgium”.


1.Flights operated by flybmi served Aberdeen, Bristol, Brno, City of Derry, Dusseldorf, East Midlands, Esbjerg, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Jonkoping, Karlstad, London Stansted, Lublin, Milan Bergamo, Munich, Newcastle, Norrkoping, Nuremburg, Oslo, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rostock/Laage, Saarbrucken and Stavanger.

2.The airline carried 522,000 passengers on 29,000 flights in 2018.

OVERVIEW The Company is no longer able to operate any flights to and from the UK and within Europe. ALL FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT BOTH FROM AND TO THE UK AND WITHIN EUROPE.