27 FEBRUARY 2017


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Article from BTNews 27 FEBRUARY 2017

Derry gets London route

bmi regional will be launching a new service between City of Derry Airport and Stansted from mid-May.  Embraer Regional Jets will be used for the operation.

The route, which is a public service obligation (PSO), has previously only been operated on a daily basis.  The bmi operation will be twice daily except Saturdays (one flight each way) and timed to compliment business schedules.

Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer of bmi regional, commented:  “The North West region of Ireland is undergoing a sustained period of economic growth, and has received significant investment in new jobs and growth projects over the past 12 months.  Whereas previously business travellers between Derry and London have had to stay overnight in the city, they will now be able to commute there and back in a day.”

Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry is an economic, creative and cultural hub.  In 2013, it was named the UK City of Culture thanks to its winning combination of rich cultural heritage and vibrant social scene. The only completely walled city in Ireland and is described as bustling and youthful with great restaurants and bars.  It is also the gateway to north west Ireland and its spectacular coastline.



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