bmibaby Smashes First Year Sales Target

UK budget carrier bmibaby has smashed its first year sales target by reaching record bookings of over 750,000 passengers.
The airline is now counting down to its millionth booker, who will be rewarded with GBP1000 worth of travel credits to redeem against travel on bmibaby in 2003.

The figures represent the overwhelming demand for bmibaby low cost flights across the airline`s network of European destinations from East Midlands and Cardiff. This amazing success has also resulted in the decision for bmibaby to launch a third UK base in 2003, the location of which will be revealed shortly.

bmibaby managing director, Tony Davis, said, “To be heading towards this milestone ahead of schedule is an enormous achievement for us and I am proud that we have proved the critics wrong. We are a successful airline in our own right, bookings are very strong and we are looking forward to soon reaching the one million mark. bmibaby is now operating 26 routes from the UK across Europe, this will increase to 31 next month with the introduction of more services from both of our UK bases.”

Routes to be added from East Midlands Airport from December: Cork, Toulouse and Salzburg. Routes to be added from Cardiff International Airport from December: Geneva and Milan (Bergamo).