More job losses at BMI
AIRLINE group BMI has identified a further 200 job losses as part of its ongoing plans to save £100m a year.
In November the Post reported that 600 jobs were at risk and some of its routes would be cut.
BMI is planning to shed 800 jobs
At a media briefing on Tuesday chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said the revamp will now cost 800 jobs.
A spokesman said none of these jobs will be at the Castle Donington HQ, but was unable to specify where they will be.
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He said the group was in constant negotiations with unions and staff.
The BMI group, whose headquarters are in Castle Donington near East Midlands Airport, was taken over by German carrier Lufthansa in July.
The takeover was effectively forced on Lufthansa under the terms of a deal agreed with previous owner Sir Michael Bishop before recession struck.
BMI posted losses of nearly £160m in 2008, and Lufthansa has since spoken of trying to cuts costs.
The cuts so far are a consequence of cutting the number of routes it operates and reducing its fleet of aircraft.
As well as the job losses it was revealed at the briefing that the group's former name, British Midland International, would be used to market the brand.
The spokesman said no planes would be repainted and that the title is a "tactical marketing idea" which will be used outside its short haul operations. He said: "It helps as people trust British brands."