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London to Amsterdam route axed

Those planning on heading for a stag party in Amsterdam might soon find their options for getting there reduced.

Carrier BMI has revealed that it is to cut its scheduled flights from Heathrow to the Dutch city as part of a large-scale cost cutting strategy.

A number on non-profitable routes are to be suspended, with around 600 jobs expected to go at the UK airline over the coming months.

Laurence Price, director of aviation strategy for Mott MacDonald explained that after Sir Michael Bishop sold his stake in the company to Lufthansa, redundancies were "inevitable".

"Therefore this is merely a prelude to Lufthansa saying; 'we are in control of the value of the slots, at Heathrow'," he said.

Other routes to be affected include those to Tel Aviv, Brussels, Kiev and Aleppo, with changes expected to take place in January 2010.

Those who decide to forgo a trip abroad for their stag weekend could head to Bristol, Dundee, Aberdeen or London for their party.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19485695-ADNFCR

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