UK regional operator Flybe has stressed that it is continuing to operate as normal, following confusion over the collapse of BMI Regional.

BMI Regional had recently adopted a new brand, operating under the name ‘Flybmi’, and the similarity to Flybe appears to have led to misunderstanding on social media.

The situation has been exacerbated by the high-profile financial problems which Flybe has been facing.

“Flybe has nothing to do with Flybmi and our flights continue to operate as normal,” the carrier advised through its official social media feed, adding that it was “sorry to hear” about the situation affecting its competitor.

BMI Regional ceased operations on 16 February.

Flybe is undergoing an acquisition process by a Virgin-led consortium, the deadline for which is 22 February. It has been given financial support by the consortium, Connect Airways, to maintain services while it works to meet the conditions attached to the acquisition agreement.

Source: Cirium Dashboard