bmibaby is celebrating after carrying one million passengers since operations started just under a year ago.
The East Midlands based airline identified its millionth passengers as the Peebles family from Bramcote in Nottingham as they checked in today to travel to Jersey.
Mr and Mrs Peebles their children Ben and Chloe arrived at the airport to be welcomed by Sue Underwood, head of sales and marketing for bmibaby with a £100 travel credit to spend against future travel with the airline and a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Mr Peebles is a regular customer of bmibaby`s, frequently travelling throughout Europe on business with his own Nottingham based company, Pump House.
Tony Davis, managing director of bmibaby said:
Ê“This is our first real milestone in terms of passengers carried and we`re overwhelmed that we`ve reached it in a little under a year. It`s a great achievement for such a young airline in such a competitive market.”
Mr Craig Peebles, millionth passenger added:
Ê“Since bmibaby operations began last March I`ve travelled all over Europe on frequent business trips with my own company, Pump House. Being Nottingham based it`s been brilliant, cheap and easy and now I`m thrilled to be the millionth passenger. I`m also pleased that on this occasion I`m actually not travelling on business, I`m taking a well earned break with my family.”