A Scottish airline that links small European airports faces the threat of a crippling strike over pay and conditions.

Flybmi pilots in the Balpa union have been balloted over strike action. The threatened strike follows a wave of industrial action in the aviation sector. Ryanair was forced to cancel hundreds of flights over the summer because of strikes.

Flybmi is based at Glasgow airport and owned by brothers Stephen and Peter Bond, who also own the Loganair airline. Flybmi operates more than 600 flights a week across 10 European countries. It has a fleet of 19 Embraer jets and employs more than 400 staff.

Formed from the remains of British Midland International, it was sold by British Airways’ parent IAG to the Bond brothers.

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