Loganair, the Scottish sister carrier of Flybmi, which stopped flying at the weekend, will pick up its Oslo, Esbjerg and Stavanger services.
Loganair, the Scottish regional carrier and sister airline of bankrupt Flybmi in the Airline Investments group, assures that its services will continue as normal. It is also picking up services from Flybmi, which stopped flying and filed for administration at the weekend.
It has stepped in to secure five Flybmi services, safeguarding the routes between Aberdeen Oslo, Esbjerg and Bristol, as well as between Newcastle and both Stavanger and Brussels.
But this will not happen until next month. The Aberdeen routes will restart on March 4, the Newcastle services on March 25. All are due to go on sale from today, TTG reports.
“It’s always really sad to see an airline go out of business, and our thoughts are with all those affected – particularly staff members,” said Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director.
“We are evaluating Flybmi’s wider network and assessing routes which align with Loganair’s distinct geographical area and overall strategic plans.”
He added: “We are also working on employment opportunities for pilots, cabin crew and engineering support staff to strengthen the Loganair team.”
Loganair will fly daily weekday flights between Aberdeen and Esbjerg, plus six services a week to Oslo.
The Aberdeen-Bristol route will be six days a week, excluding Saturdays, with two southbound services on Sundays.
Meanwhile, both Ryanair and easyJet have announced rescue fares to assist stranded Flybmi passengers or passengers whose forthcoming flights have been cancelled.
Differentiating itself from Flybmi, Loganair assures that “the two airlines are separate businesses, operating separate aircraft fleets on their own distinct route networks. As such, the closure of bmi Regional […] has no impact on Loganair’s continued operation.”