BMI Baby have annouced that they will no longer be operating the East Midlands - Barcelona route as from the 29th June.
Only a few weeks ago easyJet annouced the same news and are pulling out of the route from the 2nd June despite both airlines operating the same route side by side for over two years.
This follows the news that Ryanair transferred their "Barcelona" Girona service from BHX to EMA. Are easyJet and BMI Baby running scared?
BMI Baby are saying they have chosen to stop the route due to poor slot availability at Barcelona.
This to some extent is true as the route was operated in the evening and many independent travellers and business people do not want to arrive at these times:
EMA 19.55 ---> BCN 23.20
BCN 23.50 ---> EMA 01.10
I am wondering if easyJet are kicking themselves now as they had really nice mid-morning flight times into BCN and would no longer have the competition of BMI Baby and the route could possibly be now sustainable.
News Story from the Nottingham Evening Post: