BMI could cut 80 Aberdeen Airport jobs

Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen Airport

Up to 80 jobs at Aberdeen Airport are at risk after airline BMI Regional revealed plans to relocate its engineering operations to Bristol.

The move comes after the low-cost airline was merged with Loganair last month. Brothers Stephen and Peter Bond, who sold their helicopter firm Bond Aviation in 2011, took control of BMI Regional and Loganair in a deal estimated to be worth £8million with their newly formed regional airline group, Airline Investments Limited (AIL).

The firm said the re-organisation would not affect 40 ground crew who will remain at Aberdeen, nor will it affect the number of flights leaving the city’s airport.

A spokesman for AIL Group said: “The organisational changes are being considered in line with the decision to integrate the  group and rationalise the business. These are tough decisions but are in line with our strategic focus of becoming a more efficient and agile organisation.

“BMI Regional will continue to operate its Bristol, Esbjerg, Norwich and Oslo services from Aberdeen. The airline has a long tradition of serving the city and it will continue to be a key destination for the group.”