Final Bmibaby flight from East Midlands Airport

A budget airline which has been carrying passengers to the East Midlands for about a decade is due to be grounded.

Bmibaby's final flight to East Midlands Airport (EMA) was scheduled for about 22:30 BST on Sunday.

British Airways announced it would be closing Bmibaby when it bought BMI from Lufthansa in June.

The closure of the bmibaby operations will result in the loss of about 450 jobs at the airport.

Monarch Airlines, which is taking over some of bmibaby's flights, said it hoped to create 150 new jobs.

EMA's parent company Manchester Airport Group said in August that the loss of bmibaby would have an impact in the short-term, but that agreements with other carriers like Monarch would offset this from 2013.

Managing director at EMA Brad Miller said: "We've had a great relationship with BMI over the last ten years. They are going to be missed."

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