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BMI Are Down To Single A321?  
User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

I was at LHR twice during the Easter Bank Holiday, and notice that BMI flights to both Dublin and Belfast are now being flown by A320s rather than A321s. Both times i was at LHR i noticed the BMI A321 in the Star Livery namely G-MIDL was parked idle at the same remote stand at Terminal 1, as if it is only going to be used as a back up aircraft.

Maybe somebody can shed some light on the whereabouts of the other 3 A321s G-MIDC/MIDK and MIDM that BMI operated until recently.

I did read that Monarch were to get G-MIDK and G-MIDM but nothing about where G-MIDC would end up.

Also is the Star A321 G-MIDL due to leave the BMI fleet?, and what are the plans for the A320S and A321s that BMI will acquired as part of the BMED acquisition?

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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2382 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

G-MIDK already is with Monarch as G-OZBN.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Quoting Psimpson (Thread starter):
Maybe somebody can shed some light on the whereabouts of the other 3 A321s G-MIDC/MIDK and MIDM that BMI operated until recently.

I flew with G-MIDM on 12th March (MME-LHR; BD333) and have since been out of the UK. As I posted elsewhere, a strange flight with about only 50 seats filled, including about 10 who were transfers due to a KL cancellation.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

BB


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1016 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

G-MIDC was parked at EMA late last week, and was then opperating for Spotty-M out of BHX over the weekend.

Andy


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1803 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

[ ] GMIDC Airbus A321 231 835 To rtn to lessor
[ ] GMIDL Airbus A321 231 1174 Star Aliance (No flags) To rtn to lessor
[ ] GMIDM Airbus A321 231 1207 To rtn to lessor 1Q07 Onward to Monarch Airlines as GOZBO


http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/bmi.htm


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Are BMI determined to get rid of all of their planes.........

User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 5):
Are BMI determined to get rid of all of their planes.........

bmi made a decision about two years ago that the Airbus 321 was not the right equipment for their operation, it was too big for a number of their routes considering it's weight, the number of cabin crew needed and the length of time needed for a turnaround compared to the other smaller members of the Airbus 320 family. bmi has replaced most of it's 321s with either Airbus 319s or 320s, so hasn't really scaled back it's fleet - the Boeings are now with bmibaby, whose fleet is going to be 21 aircraft this summer - and bmi regional now have the Embraers.

Quoting Psimpson (Thread starter):
what are the plans for the A320S and A321s that BMI will acquired as part of the BMED acquisition?

bmi will be keeping the entire BMED Airbus fleet which are specifically equipped to operate longer sectors as BMED currently does, and also will be taking BMED's 5 A321s they have on order to allow them to expand into more African, Middle Eastern and Central Asian markets.


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I think one of BMI's A321 was a route from LHR-BEY. Can anyone confirm this?

User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Looks like most of the 321's that BMI had will end up with Monarch....


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Many thanks for all your replys and information, i didn,t realize that BMI had got rid of its remaining A321s already apart from G-MIDL, which will shortly leave the fleet from the info i have read on this forum.

User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

BMI's aircraft are not doing any BMED routes yet, or vica versa. The aircraft in Beirut would have been BMED's GMEDL which has a very similar registration to GMIDL!!!

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