Algarve Tourists Affected By BMI Baby Flight Cancellations

BMI Baby closure affects Algarve

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Travellers to the Algarve using BMI Baby will be affected by the cancellation of flights to Faro Airport due to the upcoming closure of the airline.

BMI Baby have announced a raft of cancellations to their flights with the worst affected being those travelling from Belfast airport to a number of destinations in the UK and Europe.

A statement from BMI Baby outlined that there will be a number of routes cancelled firstly from Monday, June 11 this year with the second round of flights to be cancelled from Sunday, September 9.

The company have said that they have tried to continue with the majority of planned flights over the summer period.

The statement from BMI Baby said: “Following the sale of bmi to International Airlines Group (IAG), we have now started a consultation period with our staff to review future options for the bmibaby business.

“We recognise this news may be frustrating for customers and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will do all we can to keep you up-to-date with the latest information and make the process as smooth as possible.”

BMI will cancel the route between Belfast and Faro airport in the Algarve from June 10, further routes will be cancelled in September that will affect the Algarve.

The East Midlands flights to Faro and the flights from Birmingham airport to the Algarve will all stop in September along with all other flights operated by BMI Baby.

BMI Baby are not legally obliged to provide any alternative flights for passengers affected by the closures of the routes because the company has given passengers more than two weeks notice of the changes.

The company have stated that they will be contacting all passengers who have already booked flights with them regarding booking alternative flights.

“You will shortly receive an e-mail from us with further details regarding your travel arrangements.  Where possible we will re-book you on to an alternative bmibaby service or you will receive a refund from us, which will be automatically processed to your original form of payment. You do not need to contact us to ask for a refund as it will be arranged automatically. Please allow up to 21 working days for this refund to be processed.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused,” said the statement from BMI Baby.

BMI Baby added: “We are unable to provide any compensation and would recommend you contact your travel insurance provider for any assistance.”

Although the company is in the process of closing they still state that customers are able to book seats on any flights that are continuing to run until September “with confidence”.