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BMI Regional operated international flights from the UK to popular destinations in Europe. Today, the following airlines operate these routes:

BMI Regional has ceased operations

Unfortunately, BMI Regional ceased operations in February 2019. It is no longer possible to book flights with this airline. However, you can still search and book flights on similar routes with alternative airlines. You can discover more about these airlines below.

About BMI Regional / Flybmi

British Midland Regional Limited (trading as Flybmi) was a British regional airline that operates scheduled passenger services across the UK and Europe. The airline had operating bases at Aberdeen, Bristol, Chester Hawarden, East Midlands and Newcastle. BMI Regional had codeshares with Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Loganair (sister company) and Air Dolomiti. In November 2017, BMI Regional celebrated five years as an independent carrier earlier.

Following BMI's takeover of Bmibaby in April 2012, November 2012 was Bmi Regional’s first month operating as a fully independent airline, after having been sold by British Airways’ parent group IAG.

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Domestic Airlines

If you're looking for domestic flights within the UK, the following airlines operate similar routes to the ones previously operated by BMI Regional:


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In total the airline served 31 scheduled destinations (46 destinations including codeshares) across 11 European countries on 28 routes.

Class Fares

Bmi Regional was a fully Economy airline, and its cabin was entirely dedicated to providing a quality Economy service.

Economy Class

Bmi Regional only offereed standard seating. The airline described this provision as a “premium”: rather than defining the class as Economy or business, the new Premium class was aimed at being an all-in one service.


Depending on the length of the flights, passengers could enjoy on-board meal options, as well as snacks and beverages. Duty free shopping was available.

All (standard) Economy passengers were entitled to one piece of free checked and carry-on baggage.

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Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport, located at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset, is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol, England, and the surrounding area.

Airlines that fly from and to Bristol Airport include KLMWOW aireasyJetThomson, and Aer Lingus.


The carrier had a mixed fleet of 20 ERJ 135s and ERJ 145s

Frequently asked questions

Does flybmi still operate?

Unfortunately, BMI Regional has ceased operations and it is no longer possible to book flights with this airline. However, here at Alternative Airlines we do ticket lots of alternative airlines! To begin your search, simple enter your departure airport and chosen arrival airport to discover all available flights.

What happened to BMI Regional?

In July 2018, BMI Regional rebranded to flybmi. Then, in February 2019, Flybmi announced that it was to go into administration. All operations were ceased immediately, and all flights were cancelled.