28 JANUARY 2013
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Birmingham Airport has a new operator, bmi regional, once part of the old BMA but now independent. (see BTN 29 October)
On Monday 13 May the airline will introduce non-stop daily flights, except Saturday, to Gothenburg, Lyon and Toulouse. Fifty-seat Embraer 145 jets will be used on all sectors.
Cathal O’Connell, Chief Executive, bmi regional, said: “The launch of these routes to Gothenburg, Lyon and Toulouse is a continuation of bmi regional’s promise to serve key economic and tourism hubs across Europe. Launching our first services from Birmingham Airport is an indication of our commitment to UK regions and a significant investment to position the airline for growth. These new routes are incremental to the four new routes rolled out since bmi regional established itself as an independent airline in 2012 (Bristol to Aberdeen, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Manchester to Antwerp).
“bmi regional’s choice of destinations is based on business and leisure customer demand. Toulouse is a significant base for the aerospace business, Gothenburg and Lyon are home to major car manufacturing sites as well as high-tech industries. The three great European cities are great destinations for leisure customers as well, boasting UNESCO Heritage Sites, amazing foods and great outdoor activities nearby”, said O’Connell. www.bmiregional.com
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