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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lufthansa takes control of Britain's BMI

Britain's BMI is being taken over by the German flag carrier Lufthansa in the latest shake-up in the European airline industry.

Lufthansa, which already owns just under 30% of BMI, has bought the 50% owned by BMI chairman Sir Michael Bishop, taking its stake to 80%. The remaining 20% of BMI is owned by Sweden-based Scandinavian Airlines, which has said it also wants to sell.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bmi set for takeover by Lufthansa

German carrier Lufthansa is poised to take control of Bmi, the UK airline controlled by Sir Michael Bishop for the past 30 years, in a deal that could value the business at £500m-£600m.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Virgin and bmi to join forces with US airlines

Virgin Atlantic and bmi, the British airlines, are seeking permission to form partnerships with American carriers on transatlantic flights as part of a strategy to take on British Airways.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

United Air, bmi seek transatlantic operations link

BMI and United Airlines have made an application to the US Government to form an alliance that would merge their transatlantic operations.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Phantom flight service grounded

BMI is to cancel a 'phantom' service after confirmation that the airline is flying an empty 124-seat plane between Cardiff and London six times a week in order to retain landing slots at Heathrow.

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