Bmi Regional to launch new Bristol routes

2 Jan 2013 by BusinessTraveller

Bmi Regional is to launch new services from Bristol to Hamburg and Frankfurt, adding to existing flights to Aberdeen from the North Somerset airport.

The newly-independent carrier will commence five times-weekly flights to Hamburg on February 11, increasing to 12 services per week from April 8, while a six times-weekly route to Frankfurt will launch in late March.

Tickets for both new routes will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday January 3).

Commenting on the move in late December last year, Bmi Regional’s CEO Cathal O’Connell said:

“The launch of new services to Germany is a continuation of Bmi Regional’s promise to serve key economic and transport hubs to multiple destinations across Europe.

“Our choice of destinations is based on customer demand and with Hamburg being a significant operational base for major employers such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco and Frankfurt a world hub offering connectivity throughout the globe, we are supplying services our business users have asked for. Both cities are exciting destinations for leisure customers and with launch fares starting from as low as £49.99 each way, we also expect to see a boost in both inbound tourists to the South West region.

“We are also reviewing other opportunities with the team at Bristol Airport and hope to announce additional routes in the new year.”

Bmi Regional officially became an independent carrier at the end of October last year (see online news October 29, 2012), and currently serves routes including Manchester to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Copenhagen, East Midlands to Brussels and Norwich to Aberdeen.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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