It is business as usual for aviation company Bmi despite the sale of its regional airline division to a consortium of Aberdeen businessmen.
The deal sees Sector Aviation Holdings secure the takeover of the loss-making carrier from the International Airlines Group after receiving approval form the Civil Aviation Authority.
Ian Woodley, the new chairman of Bmi Regional, said the changeover would not affect the Bmi brand or any existing services.
He said: "We are continuing with the existing route network while BA will provide support during the transitional phase of the operation and we will be working closely with them to ensure as seamless a transfer as possible.
"I would also like to reassure our many customers, who will have naturally been wondering what the future holds during what has been a very uncertain period, that it is very much business as usual."
More than 300 jobs will be secured in the Aberdeen area, the city where the
main operating centre is located. A spokeswoman for the consortium also announced future plans to create 40 new travel jobs at East Midlands airport in sales, customer service and finance.
Copyright Press Association 2012