British Midland Airways Limited
British Midland Airways Limited known as BMI was an airline based at Donington Hall in Castle Donington in the United Kingdom, close to East Midlands Airport. The airline flew to places in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia from its base at London Heathrow Airport, where it held 11% of all take off and landing slots and runs over 2,000 flights a week.
|Founded||1938 as Air Schools Limited|
|Ceased operations||27 October 2012 (integrated into British Airways)|
|Hubs||London Heathrow Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Diamond Club|
|Company slogan||Better for Business (2009–2010)|
|Headquarters||Donington Hall, Castle Donington, United Kingdom|
BMI was owned by Lufthansa, who announced an agreement in December 2011 to sell the airline to the owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group. The deal does not include Bmibaby and BMI Regional.. BMI Regional was sold to Sector Aviation Holdings for £8 million in May 2012. In April 2012 it was announced that bmi (excluding bmibaby) was to be fully merged into British Airways by the end of October 2012.
British Midland Airways Limited had a Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, which allowed it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats, and was a 3-star airline by Skytrax.
- Our history Archived 2011-11-21 at the Wayback Machine British Midland International (retrieved 22 November 2011)
- "Lufthansa and IAG sign purchase agreement for the sale of British Midland Ltd". LufthansaRTE. Frankfurt. 22 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
- "BMI Regional sold to consortium". BBC News. 10 May 2012.
- "Operating licences | Civil Aviation Authority". www.caa.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-06-13.