Flights From Brno to Munich Suspended as British Carrier FlyBMI Collapses
The British carrier was operating 11 flights a week between Brno and the Bavarian capital, which have been cancelled with immediate effect. Photo Credit: Casadei Graphics.
Brno, Feb 17 (BD) – According to a 16 February press release from FlyBMI, the company’s collapse is a result of a spike in fuel and carbon costs, coupled with uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union. The company employs 376 people in Britain, Germany, Sweden and Belgium, and until its collapse has been serving 25 European destinations. Last year they made 29,000 flights and transported 522,000 passengers.
All flights are cancelled with immediate effect, and the company has warned passengers not to travel to the airport unless they have booked an alternative flight. The company itself is ceasing all operations immediately and will be unable to assist passengers in rebooking flights, or refund the cost of the tickets directly. Customers who booked through travel agents should contact those agents directly. Anyone who has paid for tickets using a credit card should be able to obtain a refund by contacting their card issuer directly.
The South Moravian Region and the City of Brno will now evaluate how much they have spent supporting the regular link since it opened in 2015, and attempt to find an alternative provider for the air service between the two cities.
Commenting on the announcement for Cesky Rozhlas, Brno Mayor Marketa Vankova (ODS) said: “We will have to find another operator, who can ensure flights continue to Munich, or to another nearby destination.”
The termination of this route brings the number of regular winter-schedule destinations down to two: London Stansted and Milan Bergamo.
Those affected by the cancellations can find more information in the FlyBMI press release.
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