Published on Friday, May 4, 2012
Airlines Monarch and Ryanair have swooped to bridge the gap left by the grounding of bmibaby.
Monarch is launching a new base at East Midlands Airport to plug the gap left by the grounding of bmibaby. It will also offer additional flights from Birmingham.
It will launch new flights to key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, including to Malaga, Alicante, Palma and Faro in Portugal from the Midlands in late summer.
In addition, it will expand its operations from Birmingham by adding more flights to Malaga, Alicante, Faro Rome and Palma plus a new route to Barcelona.
Ryanair is offering packages to passengers who had bookings from Belfast and Birmingham airports cancelled, with rescue fares of £29.99 to corresponding Ryanair served airports like Derry, Dublin and East Midlands.
Ryanair says it’s been working with IAG, BMI’s new owners, to facilitate bmibaby passengers on the following routes.
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.