low fares ensure more travellers choose bmibaby
more services to Toulouse and Salzburg
Figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for July have confirmed that bmibaby is officially the most popular low cost airline at East Midlands Airport (EMA).
In July, bmibaby, which only started flying in March, sold 10,000 more seats from EMA than Go. This meant that bmibaby sold more than 82% of all its available seats across its entire network. Go, which has now confirmed that all Go services from EMA will cease in summer, however only achieved 75% sales on their six routes.
Tony Davis, managing director, bmibaby said:
“The figures from the CAA show that passengers in the Midlands are clearly choosing their local airline, bmibaby, in preference to its competitors.
“When we launched bmibaby earlier this year, I said then that bmibaby would not be beaten on either price or route network. These figures prove that we are keeping our promise and our lower fares are attracting more customers.
“I am sure that these fantastic figures will be maintained as we expand our network at EMA to 22 destinations across Europe this winter and bring the benefits of low cost air travel to travellers in Wales with our new base at Cardiff International Airport.”
The CAA figures also show that bmibaby is achieving significantly higher sales figures than established airlines such as BA, British European and Czech Airlines operating from nearby Birmingham International Airport.
bmibaby has also today confirmed that as a result of popular demand, additional services have been added to both Toulouse and Salzburg for the winter season. Toulouse, which was originally due to be operated once a week has been increased to three flights a week. Salzburg, which was also originally due to be operated just once a week has been increased to two flights a week.
The additional flights to both Salzburg and Toulouse are now on sale with fares starting from £25 one way when booked on line at bmibaby.com.