BMI mainline flights will begin to be sold through British Airways from today after parent company IAG finalised the takeover of its Heathrow competitor.
Members of BMI’s Diamond Club frequent flyer programme will be contacted today about the plans for the scheme, BA said.
BA confirmed that it plans to operate BMI’s summer schedule while consultation with unions continues over integration of the airline, which will result in 1,200 job losses.
“Once that consultation is complete we will communicate further details about out proposed integration of BMI into British Airways,” the airline said.
Keith Williams, chief executive of BA said: “It’s business as usual for both BMI mainline and British Airways customers.
“We plan to operate BMI’s Heathrow summer schedule and their flights remain available for sale through the GDSs.
“We are proposing to integrate BMI into British Airways, subject to the outcome of consultation with staff and unions, which began last week.
“We aim to make any transition as smooth as possible and we’ll keep customers up-to-date with our progress.”
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