Bmi Regional and Brussels Airlines have announced a codeshare agreement between East Midlands and Brussels airports.
The deal enables passengers to combine the East Midlands service with Brussels Airlines destinations including New York, business hubs in Africa such as Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda and Nairobi, and European destinations such as Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Rome and Vienna.
It comes a month after the two airlines teamed up to codeshare on the twice-daily Newcastle to Brussels route.
The airline now operates three codeshare partnerships — the two with Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines and between Bristol and Frankfurt and Munich with Lufthansa itself (see news, April 2).
Cathal O'Connell, Bmi Regional's CEO, said: "Our latest codeshare agreement ensures that our customers from the East Midlands region now enjoy the convenience that comes with links to 52 countries served by Brussels Airlines.
"This new link will bring considerable commercial benefit to the region, not least making it easier for potential overseas investors and trade partners to visit, and our schedule allows business travellers to make return trips between the two airports in one day, ideal for meetings and conferences."