(styled as bmi regional
) is a British regional airline
based in Aberdeen
. BMI Regional is a trading name of British Midland Regional Limited which is a subsidiary of British Midland Airways Ltd.
operating scheduled passenger services primarily within the UK. Its main base is Aberdeen Airport
British Midland Regional Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority
Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
The airline was established in 1987 as Business Air and started operations in August 1987. In 2001 it changed its name to BMI Regional.
The airline was previously owned by Sir Michael Bishop
(30%) and Scandinavian Airlines
(20%), but on 1 October 2009, Lufthansa
bought out Sir Michael Bishop's stake in the company giving them total ownership.
In April 2010 BMI Regional was awarded as the most punctual scheduled airline at UK airports for the fifth consecutive year by Flight on Time, based on CAA statistics.
Following the takeover of BMI by Lufthansa
in 2009, a restructuring was announced in November of that year which also affected BMI Regional operations. A suspension of loss making routes and capacity adjustments within the group resulted in BMI Regional having a surplus of three... Read More