Airline set to focus on city

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AIRLINE BMI has pledged to focus on its Edinburgh routes, after announcing that it is suspending flights between Glasgow and Heathrow.

The airline said “a number of employees” were at risk of redundancy following the decision to withdraw its seven daily flights as of March 27.

The firm blamed an increase in BAA charges for domestic passengers, which it said made the loss-making route “unsustainable”.

BMI said it was “committed” to Scotland and would continue to focus on Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Belfast City airports.

A “stronger focus” will be put on international routes. The decision to suspend the route coincides with the announcement of new routes from Heathrow to Bergen and Stavanger in Norway, and to Casablanca and Marrakech in Morocco.