General secretary of the pilots' union Balpa said:
Our hearts go out to the large number of bmi HQ-based staff who appear to have borne the brunt of today's announcement, but each job loss is a personal tragedy.
We will be pressing for maximum redeployment opportunities for all bmi pilots, including bmi mainline, bmibaby and bmi Regional, inside BA.
These are uncertain times in the aviation industry and it is not helped by Government aviation policy on air passenger duty which is pricing many
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