British Airways has begun to move the second tranche of bmi routes over to a BA code and flight number.
This means that the bmi code (BD) and flight number on seven routes will be replaced with British Airways ones: i.e. the BD123 could become the BA345.
The BA code will be applied to flights to Belfast, Dublin and Manchester for travel from June 27th, and Aberdeen, Amman, Beirut and Edinburgh for travel from July 4th.
They join Bergen, Basel, Nice, Vienna, Stavangar, Hanover, Agadir, Marrakech and Casablanca, which moved to a BA code in May.
The flight schedule, including time, date and terminal will remain the same; it is simply the code that is changing. British Airways plans to operate the bmi summer schedule to and from Heathrow.
British Airways has advised travel agencies of the change and what they need to do to re-accommodate any customers with an affected bmi flight.
The changes are part of plans to integrate bmi into British Airways for the start of the winter season, with the gradual transition of flights during the summer.
During this period, the exterior and interior design of bmi’s aircraft, as well as the onboard experience will gradually transform into British Airways’ style.
bmi flights are now only available for sale through British Airways, via ba.com, the airline’s call centres or travel agents.