bmi Starts up Five New Routes

31st Mar 2003

bmi, the UK`s second largest full service scheduled airline, is offering passengers five new routes to choose from as its summer timetable begins this weekend.

A four times daily service linking Aberdeen with Norwich start on Sunday with an 0650 departure from Aberdeen. A 37 seat Embraer jet aircraft is serving the route, offering a business and economy class service.Ê The addition of the Norwich service brings the number of UK airports served by bmi regional to eight. It is the first time the airline has ever operated schedule services to and from East Anglia.

In a week`s time bmi services linking Leeds Bradford and Copenhagen will commence. Daily direct services between the North Yorkshire airport and Denmark will operate on a 49 seat Embraer jet aircraft with online fares starting from just £88 one way inclusive of taxes.
bmi is offering two new routes from London Heathrow, Alicante and Venice; both services start on 12 April with daily direct flights. Alicante can be booked online from just £47 one way including taxes whilst flights to Venice are available online from just £37 one way including taxes. Both routes will be served using an Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 seat capacity.

The latest addition to the summer timetable is a daily link between Edinburgh and Jersey, with up to three services on Saturdays at the peak of the summer, using a 49-seat Embraer jet aircraft. Weekend services start on 12 April and weekday services on 19 May. Fares from Edinburgh to Jersey will start at £81.40.

The new services now bring the total number of destinations served by bmi to 29, seventeen of which are available from London Heathrow. The airline operates over 2,000 flights a week serving ten countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America.


Adrian Parkes, commercial director for bmi said:
Ê“We`re having to look carefully at customer demand to offer passengers a range of services that will appeal to them, for both business and leisure markets. It`s a challenging time for airlines but we are confident that the destinations we are flying to this summer will be popular with our passengers.”




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