bmi could abandon UK domestic flights from Heathrow

bmi could abandon UK domestic flights from Heathrow

bmi could abandon London Heathrow as a hub airport in protest at BAA’s decision to push up landing charges on domestic flights, according to newspaper reports. The Daily Telegraph has reported that the airline could cancel its domestic services from the airport, instead replacing them with more profitable routes to the Middle East and Africa. Connections from UK regions, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Belfast, would then fly via hubs in continental Europe. “In business you always have to be prepared for every scenario,” Wolfgang Prock-Schauer told the Telegraph. “If this doesn’t get reversed we have a plan ready to shift capacity to more promising routes in continental Europe and the Middle East. Traffic can then be routed from the UK regions.” bmi - which is due to rebrand as British midland International - has also reacted angrily to BBA’s planned overhaul of airline charges at Heathrow. Under plans, the fee for each domestic passenger will increase from

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