Bmi Regional will operate three new seasonal routes from Bristol this summer — to Paris, Dusseldorf and Nantes.
The carrier will commence flights to Paris and Dusseldorf on April 27, and flights to Nantes on July 4.
The Bristol-Paris Charles de Gaulle service will run 11-times weekly, with two flights each weekday and one on Sunday.
On weekdays, flights will depart Bristol at 0720 and 1350 and arrive in Paris at 0940 and 1605 respectively. The return flights will leave Paris at 1120 and 1640 and land in Bristol at 1140 and 1655 respectively. On Sundays, the service will take-off from Bristol at 1910 and arrive in Paris at 2125, with the return service departing Paris at 2155 and landing in Bristol at 2210.
The Bristol-Dusseldorf service will operate six-times weekly, from Sunday to Friday.
On weekdays, it will depart Bristol at 1725 and arrive in Dusseldorf at 1950, with the return service leaving Dusseldorf at 2020 and landing in Bristol at 2055. On Sundays, the flight will take-off from Bristol at 1500 and arrive in Dusseldorf at 1725, with the return flight leaving Dusseldorf at 1755 and landing in Bristol at 1830.
The Bristol-Nantes route will fly twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
On Tuesdays, the outbound service will depart Bristol at 1220 and arrive in Nantes at 1430, with the return service leaving Nantes at 1500 and landing in Bristol at 1510. On Saturdays, the outbound flight will depart Bristol at 1530 and arrive in Nantes at 1740, while the return flight will take-off from Nantes at 1810 and land in Bristol at 1820.
Bmi Regional CEO Cathal O'Connell said: "Flying twice a day to Paris means that business travellers can now have a full day of business in the French capital, rather than having to stay overnight.
"Dusseldorf is the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr and an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, and Bmi regional the only airline to connect businesses in the south-west directly to the capital of north Rhine-Westphalia.
"Nantes is the gateway to the Loire region, and the perfect place for a weekend break, or a holiday among the world famous vineyards and chateaux."
Bmi Regional last month announced it is cancelling its Birmingham to Gothenburg service in March (see news, January 19).