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BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:26 pm

With three carriers scheduled to be on the route from the 30th October 2006, it was expected that one would have to pull out and it is BMI to do so.

cancellation of Southampton - Amsterdam services
Unfortunately, due to commercial reasons, bmi regional’s planned service between Southampton and Amsterdam, due to launch from winter 2006, has been cancelled. Customers already booked to travel will be contacted by reservations and will be reaccommodated on Scot Airways or be given a full refund. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The three times daily service provided by flybe. began yesterday, with a triumphant report on its website stating that the first flight went out fully booked.

With Regards,
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RE: BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:03 pm

We all knew it would be bmi, and sadly, it was! Nevermind... maybe the planes can be better used on other routes  Smile
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RE: BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:08 pm

not really a surprise with FlyBE starting as well. I wonder how Scot Airways will do in the long run.
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RE: BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:44 pm

What about the people who applied for bmi jobs at SOU? It did seem strange though that bmi based themselves at SOU for 1 route.
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RE: BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:13 am

They should think about linking up SOU with a Star Alliance hub instead of leaving all the network traffic to AF/KL, particularly as long-haul services from LGW have been cut bach by BA over the years and the European network becomes more and more LCC-centric at LGW. While they will not be able to get slots at FRA, some lfights to MUC would do nicely and open up the SOU to countless destinations in Italy and Eastern Europe and to quite a few long-haul destinations.
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RE: BMI Pulls Out Of SOU-AMS

Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:24 am

When it was initially announced, I did think SOU to AMS was an odd route for them.

The BD business model does confuse me at times.

Does anybody know what route will be operated instead? Or will the aircraft just be a spare one? LBA to LGW with an Embraer would do nicely for me...

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