20 MAY 2013


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Article from BTNews 20 MAY 2013

bmi regional route launches

Monday 13 May was an important day for rapidly expanding bmi regional, once Aberdeen-based but now with East Midlands Airport as the centre of its operations.  As its name implies it is truly regional and operates 18 Embraer jets with a one class set-up cabin.  All flights include complimentary food and drink on-board, free 20kg hold baggage allowance and 30-minute check-in.

The airline launched six new routes, creating over 100 new jobs in Birmingham and Bristol.

•    Bristol to Munich, Milan, Hannover and Frankfurt

•    Birmingham to Toulouse, Gothenburg and Lyon

bmi regional was recently awarded the accolade of the UK’s most punctual airline for the eighth consecutive year.

Cathal O’Connell, CEO of bmi regional, said: "The launch of these six routes is a continuation of bmi regional’s promise to serve key economic and tourism hubs across Europe.  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).  With increasing congestion in some London airports, Bristol and Birmingham are a great alternative to those who recognise the benefits of less crowded airports, speedy boarding, good shopping and eating facilities". www.bmiregional.com

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