Quoting Forbes / AFX: LONDON (Thomson Financial) - UK regional airline Flybe said it has closed one of the operating bases of BA Connect, the loss-making former UK regional operation of British Airways PLC that it purchased last month, as it announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer.
A spokesman for Flybe confirmed a Financial Times report claiming that it has shut Bristol, where the BA routes were heavily loss-making, with the loss of a small number of ground handling jobs.
Exeter-based Flybe had decided Bristol was surplus to requirements due to the proximity of the airline's base at Exeter and another at Birmingham, the spokesman said.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
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Some of the routes were already served by Easyjet (EDI, GLA and CDG which they have doubled the frequency off). Easyjet ahve taken over the MXP route. However FRA, DUS, MUC and ZRH are currently unserved
BE have kept their JER service, which they operated prior to the BACON deal