Lufthansa is buying BMI, making it the second largest carrier at Heathrow. So what we may think. However, timeslots at Heathrow are extremely profitable, and we already saw several years ago British Airways pull out of Belfast to use the timeslots at Heathrow for other routes. The danger is that this will happen here, driving up the already increasing price of flying to Heathrow from Belfast City. This is an issue that the Stormont Assembly, the political parties, and the public must begin to lobby on straight away to ensure that the same thing does not happen.
Lufthansa Buying BMI. At what cost to Belfast?