Bmi’s regional division is adding new routes and expanding flights.The carrier is acquiring a further four Brazilian-made Embraer commuter jets, which will see Bmi Regional launch three new international services and add extra flights on existing links from Edinburgh to Manchester and Leeds.
The three new routes are Aberdeen to Kristiansand, Edinburgh to Zurich and Leeds to Copenhagen. Flights will be suitable for point-to-point passengers plus, in the case of Copenhagen and Zurich, will provide connections into the Star Alliance hubs of SAS and Swiss.
Flights from Aberdeen to Kristiansand operate six times a week. Weekday services depart Aberdeen at 0855, arriving in Kristiansand at 1110. They return at 1125 from Kristiansand to reach Aberdeen at 1200.
There is a once a day flight between Leeds and Copenhagen. Weekday timings mean a 1000 departure from Leeds arriving in Copenhagen at 1255. The inbound service departs at 1325, arriving in Leeds at 1425.
The daily Edinburgh-Zurich service will be Scotland’s only link to the Swiss banking centre. Weekday flights depart at 1005, landing in Zurich at 1330 and returning at 1400 to reach Edinburgh at 1520. Timings vary at weekends and all three routes commence on March 26.
For more information go to flybmi.com.
Report by Alex McWhirter