Flybmi has left lots of passengers stranded all through Europe after the British regional airline abruptly ceased operations without warning after going bankrupt. British Midland Regional Limited, the airline that operates as Flybmi, made the announcement Saturday after submitting for administration (the British model of the chapter) due to inflated gas prices and uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Equally, Hannah Price advised Sky News she was planning to return Monday to Britain from Brussels on Flybmi: “Sadly for me, I used to be alleged to be flying residence with them in lower than 48 hours to Bristol. I don’t suppose that’s going to occur now.”
As for flights that passengers already paid for? “The Company is unable to repay Customers for canceled flights,” Flybmi mentioned on its web site. The airline, which operated 17 jets on routes to 25 European cities earlier than its collapse, instructed vacationers to declare a refund from their bank card firm, journey insurance coverage firm or preserving agent.
Curiously sufficient, Flybmi was promoting flights to Germany for a wintry trip on Twitter as just lately as Friday, only a day earlier than its collapse. There isn’t any point out of canceled flights on their Twitter account, which continues to be lively.
The shutdown additionally left greater than 375 workers stationed in Britain, Germany, Sweden, and Belgium hanging. Pilots union chief Brian Strutton mentioned the airline’s collapse got here with no warning and “is devastating information for all staff.”
“Our rapid steps might be to help Flybmi pilots and discover with the administrators and directors whether or not their jobs may be saved,” he mentioned. The airways carried 522,000 passengers on 29,000 flights last year.