Good progress is being made on the sale of a north-east airline which could help secure hundreds of jobs.
The future was thrown into doubt for hundreds of staff when International Airlines Group (IAG) - which already owns BA - bought BMI.
IAG immediately announced plans to sell the bmibaby and bmi Regional parts of the company, saying they were "not part of its long-term plans".
The bmi Regional business is based in Aberdeen and employs around 300 staff.
A spokesman said "progress was being made" on a potential buyer for the company.
However, it is believed bmibaby will close in September.
Concerns have been raised over the dominance of IAG following its purchase of BMI.
The buyout leaves IAG without a single competitor on the Edinburgh-Heathrow and Aberdeen-Heathrow routes, as well as a majority of take-off and landing slots at London's biggest airport.