bmi suspends Scottish services in favour of routes to Norway and Morocco

bmi suspends Scottish services in favour of routes to Norway and Morocco

British Midland International (bmi) is to suspend its seven daily flights between London Heathrow and Glasgow, from 27 March. Due to the recently announced increases by BAA in domestic passenger charges at London Heathrow, the airline has decided to stop the service. In light of the imposed increases by BAA, bmi has launched a complaint under section 41 of the Airports Act 1986 and has asked the CAA to investigate BAA as it believes the airport operator is unreasonably discriminating against domestic passengers and domestic operators from London Heathrow. Meanwhile, bmi is to offer new daily flights to Bergen and Stavanger in Norway and new services to Casablanca and Marrakech in Morocco. Direct flights to Casablanca will operate four times per week from 2 April, and flights to Marrakech will operate three times per week from London Heathrow from 1 April. In addition to the route expansion at Heathrow, bmi aircraft will fly on some Lufthansa services from Birmingham and Manchester to Frankfurt. From 27 March 2011 the bmi A320 family aircraft will be used on three of the four daily Lufthansa Services from both Birmingham and from Manchester. “London Heathrow is the home of bmi and as the second largest airline at Heathrow we will continue to offer our customers attractive business and leisure destinations,” said Wolfgang Prock Schauer, Chief Executive Officer of bmi. “To meet the clear demand for further growth, we are offering new direct services to Norway and to Morocco which builds on our network strategy to focus on international routes whilst still providing key domestic connectivity to London Heathrow.”

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