Thanks to a new codeshare agreement with bmi regional, German airline Lufthansa is adding Bristol to its global network from today.
The move enables business and leisure travellers from Bristol Airport to connect twice daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich, providing access to Lufthansa’s worldwide network offering flights to 235 global destinations, and represents a welcome return to the south-west
for the airline.
The move strengthens both airlines’ network presence at Bristol Airport in what is bmi regional’s second codeshare agreement since its independence 20 months ago, and opens up new destinations for corporate and leisure travellers based in the south-west as well as offering benefits to inbound tourism.
bmi regional now operates five routes from Bristol Airport, including Frankfurt and Munich, using its all-jet Embraer fleet.
In-flight, passengers enjoy at-seat full bar and meal service in addition to 20kg hold baggage allowance – at no additional cost – and a 30-minute check-in at Bristol Airport.
Announcing the new codeshare agreement Christian Schindler, Lufthansa general manager UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted that our south-west passengers will once again have quick, easy and seamless access to the Asian, African, American and European destinations within Lufthansa’s worldwide network by transiting through our hubs at Frankfurt and Munich.
“The cooperation and connecting flights with bmi regional will allow passengers from the region to save time and hassle on their travels.
“We believe that discerning travellers still prefer the added value they receive from a full service airline.”
He added: “The new code-share services enhance the overall Lufthansa Group product on offer to customers from Bristol Airport by supplementing the existing three times daily (once daily Sat/Sun) service operated by Brussels Airlines from Bristol to their Brussels hub with onward connection possibilities to over 70 destinations in.”