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Old Feb 3, 12, 10:20 am
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hugolover
 
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IAG has today confirmed their intention to integrate bmi mainline into British Airways, subject to receiving regulatory approval for the acquisition. This news follows the agreement by British Airways’ pilots to make productivity changes that support the integration.

Regarding the timings of the proposed sale, the aim is for the regulatory process to be concluded around the end of Q1. In the meantime, until the completion of the transaction, we will continue to treat BA as a competitor of ours.

After completion has been achieved, for a period of time bmi will operate under its own AOC. Until further information is given to you, the current set up of the company remains unchanged. We need to carry on managing the bmi business for 2012 as normal and our summer 2012 network is currently planned without any major changes.

We will work with BA to develop an integration roadmap and to ensure an effective integration process. We will also continue to demonstrate to BA that our people are our major strength, both in the Midlands, at London Heathrow and around our network.
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