With BMI being unable to find a suitable use for their own A321's and selling them off, with eventually none left in the fleet by this summers timetable... I am curious to know how BMI will manage the A321's they are getting from the recentt purchase of BMED, which is due for full integration into the BMI fleet by the airlines winter 2007 timetable.
Will BMI choose to keep them and fly on the same routes as they do now with BMED or will they choose to scrap them and focus on using the A320's for these niche routes to the Middle East and Africa?
Could this be a case where BMI are really kicking themselves and the A321's which they have just sold off, could have been used to open up further routes similar to what BMED current fly?
I am also curious to know if the BMED A321's remain in the BMI fleet will they be able to fill them up as effectlively as they do now, as they effectively operated as British Airways. With this is gave passengers greater choice of connections at LHR with BA which in some respects will not be available with BMI.