Bmi Regional and Lufthansa have signed a new codeshare agreement covering three routes to Munich.
From March 29, the British carrier will operate flights between Munich and Rotterdam, Liege and Bern. Each service will have joint BM and LH flight numbers.
Two of Bmi Regional’s Embraer jets are based at Munich airport — the airline already flies a twice daily route from the Bavarian capital to Bristol, in another codeshare with the German national airline (see news, April 2014).
Cathal O’Connell, CEO of Bmi Regional, said: “Our experience with Munich from Bristol has shown that the airport is both a great destination and a major hub with excellent connection opportunities.
We have researched the market extensively, and chose Rotterdam, Liege and Bern as the ideal cities to extend our presence in Europe.
“Our partnership with Lufthansa has given us the capability to offer seamless connections from these European cities via Munich to more than 200 destinations all over the world.”
Lufthansa board member Thomas Kluhr added: “Lufthansa is pleased to expand our partnership with Bmi Regional. Rotterdam, Liege and Bern are very important markets for us, and our partnership with Bmi Regional is perfect for these routes.
“Passengers connecting through Munich will have quick, easy and smooth transition to our 120 worldwide destinations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, North and South America and Africa.”