bmi regional is to launch direct flights between Leeds Bradford and London City airport, commencing 1 November 2004. Operated by a 46 seat ATR aircraft, passengers flying on the new route will benefit from bmi’s renowned full-service operation, offering both business and economy classes with full in-flight catering.
Services depart four times daily Mondays to Fridays, with one service on Sundays. The new services will compliment the existing bmi flight schedule between Leeds Bradford Airport and London Heathrow, adding over 1,900 extra seats per week between the Yorkshire airport and the UK capital. The convenient and direct route into the heart of London has a journey time of just over one hour.
Alex Grant, managing director of bmi regional said: “The opportunity to fly into London City Airport gives us the ability to directly link two important business centres and satisfy a clear market demand. It is the best possible news for our customers who now have a choice of bmi flight to suit their needs. Not only do we have excellent schedules into Heathrow from the North, allowing for convenient transport connections to the capital and around the world by air, but now the ability to offer our customers the option of a fast direct route into the heart of the City.”
Richard Gooding, Managing Director of London City Airport said: “bmi have been good supporters of the airport since its earliest days, so it’s good to see them back again. This air link is particularly good news for the growing business community developing in East London and I’m confident that demand from the London corporate market will ensure the success of this route.”
Councillor Tony Cairns, Chairman of Leeds Bradford airport said: “We are delighted to be able to offer more choice for the people of Yorkshire when choosing their travel options to London. The business people of the region will now have a quick and reliable option when commuting to the heart of the UK’s capital.”
Fares for the new route are on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 27 July) and can be booked online at flybmi.com or through the bmi reservations centre on 0870 60 70 555. Prices start at £39 one way including taxes and charges when booked online at flybmi.com.