bmi committed despite BA sale

6th Mar 2007

bmi regional has reaffirmed its commitment to developing new regional air services
and further improving frequencies on existing routes following BA’s
announcement to stop its regional operation.Extra services are being introduced for the summer timetable (effective
26 March to 28 October) to meet the continuing demand for bmi regional
flights between Scotland and Manchester and Leeds Bradford. Two
additional return flights between Aberdeen and Manchester will take
weekday services up to six a day while services from Edinburgh and
Glasgow to the North West city will grow to seven and five a day
respectively. Improved timings have also been announced between Scotland
and Leeds Bradford with new early morning flight departures from

The airline is also launching five new routes for the summer, including
Aberdeen-Brussels; Aberdeen-Kristiansand; Edinburgh-Zurich; Leeds
Bradford-Copenhagen; and Leeds Bradford-Lille.

Stewart Adams, managing director of Aberdeen-based bmi regional, said:
“We continue to expand and develop our regional network of full-service,
non-stop flights to key destinations in the UK and Europe and are
confident that together with recently announced enhanced benefits to our
frequent flyer programme, diamond club, we provide the best service in
the market.

“We know passengers prefer jets to turbo-propeller aircraft for
reliability and speed. As an all-jet operator we therefore have a unique
position over our regional competitors. This has given us the confidence
to increase our fleet size to serve some exciting new destinations as
well as meet the demand for additional services on some of our more
established routes.


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