Scottish Airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has said it is taking over three key routes from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ/EGPD) that were run by FlyBMI which collapsed yesterday.
Lognair will take over the routes to Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD), Oslo (OSL/ENGM) and Ebsjerg (EBJ/EKEB).
FlyBMI, also known as BMI Regional, entered administration yesterday and ceased all operations after failing to secure further cash investment.
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director said: “It’s always really sad to see an airline go out of business, and our thoughts are with all those affected – particularly staff members. We’re working on employment opportunities for pilots, cabin crew and engineering support staff to strengthen the Loganair team.
“There is no doubt that trading is tough, but Loganair is – we believe – in the strongest position of any UK regional airline. We’ve done a lot of work over the last two years to secure our future as an independent regional airline, and despite the challenges posed by fuel and carbon costs and Brexit, we are strongly placed to take up new opportunities as they arise
“Our three new routes from Aberdeen complement our existing activity across a distinct geographical area, acting as a logical fit with our network – while also markedly increasing the airline’s presence in Aberdeen.”
Bristol Airport will see flights from Aberdeen on Monday to Friday along with two Southbound flights on a Sunday.