Bmibaby (bmibaby.com) (East Midlands) is going out of business. The last flights will be operated on September 9. To avoid a drop off of passengers at the end, the carrier is advising its customers to fly out on the airline and has given them guidance on who to fly home after September 9.
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“Tiny” will soon be enjoying retirement. For now he is encouraging customers to continue flying on the airline.
Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. Boeing 737-36N G-TOYL (msn 28594) prepares to land at Lisbon.
Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is on the verge of announcing a sale of subsidiary Bmibaby (bmibaby.com) (East Midlands) to an unnamed UK-based company. The sale should be concluded this quarter. The new owners are expected to retain the current brand for the short-term but a new name is probably coming. The sale will include the Boeing 737 fleet.
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Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for additional details on this special aircraft.
bmibaby (bmibaby.com) (East Midlands) on April 13 announced it will base two additional aircraft at Belfast City Airport and offer seven new routes from the airport. New flights will go on sale to Malaga, Alicante, Palma, Faro and Ibiza for summer 2012, plus a new year round service to Amsterdam and new flights to Geneva for winter 2011. bmibaby will be the only low cost airline to operate these routes directly from Belfast City Airport.
bmibaby has also announced further growth from East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport, with one additional aircraft at each base. The low cost airline will offer two new routes from East Midlands Airport to Toulouse and Chambery for winter 2011. bmibaby is the only low cost airline to operate flights to Toulouse from East Midlands Airport. Both Toulouse and Chambery are gateways to popular ski resorts including Soldeu, Arinsal, Les Trois Vallées and Val d’Isere. More new routes for summer 2012 from Birmingham and East Midlands Airport will be announced soon.
As a result of these changes, bmibaby will cease operations from Cardiff Airport and from Manchester Airport at the end of the summer 2011 season.
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Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. G-BVKB arrived at Birmingham on December 24 after repainting.
Bmibaby (bmibaby.com) (East Midlands) has modified its color scheme with the first aircraft being this Boeing 737-59D G-BVKB (msn 27268). The former “Children in Need” special color scheme (with balloons) has now been repainted. A new red “Tiny” emblem now adorns a light blue tail. G-BVKB has also been renamed “Jelly Bean”. The use of “Tiny” now matches the use of the figurine on its website.