UK regional carrier flybmi, formerly known as bmi Regional, announced on Feb. 16 that it has suspended operations and is filing for administration. In a statement, British Midland Regional Limited, which operated as flybmi, said the grounding was driven by a combination of recent fuel spikes, emissions costs and uncertainty caused by the UK’s imminent departure from the European Union (Brexit). Flybmi operated 17 regional jet aircraft – 14 Embraer ERJ 145s and three ERJ ...

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