Some 16,000 customers of Brussels Airlines have to review their flight plans after the news linked to the liquidation of the British airline Flybmi, said a spokesman for the company.
Flybmi announced on Saturday February 16th that it was ceasing operations and was placed in liquidation. This also has consequences for Brussels Airlines passengers because Flybmi was conducting several flights on behalf of the Belgian company (to Hanover, Strasbourg and Turin) while Brussels Airlines were selling seats on other Flybmi flights (to Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle, Nuremberg).
On all these flights, Brussels Airlines had already sold 16,000 seats for 2019, said a spokeswoman. The company is looking for solutions for these passengers. It will equip one of its aircrafts to connect Hannover and Strasbourg. It also has alternatives for Turin, a city with which it already provides connections.
For its part, the Scottish regional company Loganair announced Monday that it would take over from March 25 the Brussels-Newcastle Flybmi links.