Southampton welcomes bmi regional

17th May 2006

This winter, Southampton Airport will welcome bmi regional to the region.bmi regional is part of the bmi group and a subsidiary of bmi and it will launch its first ever services from the
airport with a direct service to Amsterdam, beginning 29 October 2006. 

Operated by bmi regional’s all jet fleet of Embraer aircraft, the new
service will depart for Amsterdam four times daily Monday to Friday,
once on Saturday and twice on Sundays with a flight schedule
conveniently timed to meet the needs of both business and leisure

bmi chief executive officer, Nigel Turner commented:
“As the UK’s premier regional carrier we continue to build an ever
stronger network of national and international routes from key UK
regional airports and I’m delighted that bmi regional is able to bring
its award winning service to Southampton with this, our first ever route
from the region.

“Amsterdam is a popular business and leisure destination as the
national, financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands, but it’s
also an important continental gateway where passengers can be assured of
convenient onward travel connection with our Star Alliance partners.

“I’m confident that that our new service will not only be welcomed by
the discerning business traveller, but by all travellers who have a
strong desire for quality and choice.”


Managing Director of Southampton Airport, Chris Butler said:
“I am delighted to welcome bmi regional to join our network of airlines
and tour operators.  As an airline that prides itself on punctuality,
bmi regional is the perfect partner for Southampton Airport - the Fast
Track airport for central Southern England.

“In continuing to attract the UK’s premier airlines, Southampton Airport
plays a key role in boosting the region’s economic competitiveness.  It
improves access to the international market place for local businesses,
further strengthens the region’s appeal to new companies looking to
relocate, and promotes the growth of inbound tourism.

“bmi regional has responded to the demand for additional capacity on the
Amsterdam route and we are delighted to be giving even more choice to
the South’s business and leisure travellers.”

A full service airline operating a range of domestic and international
routes from key regional airports, bmi regional is officially the best
airline for punctuality in the UK and renowned for excellent in-flight
service and frequent flyer benefits.


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