bmi, British Midland International, adds 5,000 seats to help BA customers
London Heathrow’s second largest airline bmi has added 5,000 seats to its normal Heathrow flight schedule to help BA customers affected by the three day strike which starts at midnight tonight.
Additional flights have been laid on and a total of 69 flights upgraded to larger aircraft, to provide extra seating capacity. Over the strike period bmi will operate 183 flights into and out of Heathrow?s Terminal 1. bmi estimates it will help over 8,000 BA customers complete their travel over the coming days.
Routes that bmi will be operating out of London Heathrow, affected by BA’s strike action include: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Cairo, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jeddah, Manchester, Moscow and Riyadh. bmi has nearly 4,000 seats still available to the public on these routes covering the first three-day strike period. In addition the rest of bmi’s schedule will be running as business as usual.
bmi will do all it can to assist BA customers who are caught up in the dispute. BA Silver and Gold Executive card holders flying with bmi will be offered access to the bmi lounges including The Great British lounge, bmi?s flagship international lounge at London Heathrow.