bmi regional is partnering with Virgin Trains to add a train travel booking facility to its website, making it easier for customers to travel beyond Birmingham International. The news comes as the carrier reveals plans to establish a new base at Birmingham with services to Graz, Gothenburg and Nuremberg.
bmi regional has launched an amended baggage and seating policy, which aims to make travelling with the airline even simpler. All customers flying with bmi regional will continue to receive a standard free baggage allowance and this has now been increased to 23kgs at no extra cost.
Following on from the success of its existing seven routes out of Bristol Airport, bmi regional has made some exciting changes to its Milan schedule – increasing the route to a total of five weekly departures. The new schedule adds a flight from Bristol every Wednesday evening, returning on a Thursday morning, to the existing rotations on Mondays and Fridays.
British carrier bmi regional has implemented technology from Sabre Corporation that will enable its branded fares to be sold by travel agencies using Sabre. The new technology is integrated into the Sabre Red retailing platform and equips Sabre travel agency subscribers to personalise the travel experience for customers.
bmi regional has added seven new routes to its network thanks to an agreement extending the carrier’s codeshare partnership with Brussels Airlines. Routes from the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and France will go on sale via bmi regional’s website and call centre from today.
bmi regional’s new eagerly awaited Southampton to Munich flights have launched today. The new route offers direct jet flights from Southampton to Munich twice daily at business optimised timings and with bmi regional’s codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, passengers can then seamlessly connect to a further 200 global destinations.
Commencing on Friday April 15th, Munich will be served 12 times per week by bmi regional from Southampton Airport. For leisure visitors, Munich enjoys year round appeal ranging from its famous Oktoberfest, the stunning English Garden and of course the spectacular Christmas markets.
A major shake-up in the regional airline business has been established with bmi regional and Loganair becoming part of a new regional airline group, under newly appointed chief executive, Peter Simpson. A new holding company, Airline Investments Limited, acquired the shares in bmi regional with Simpson set adopt the position as group chief executive of the combined businesses.
bmi regional is launching three new routes to Paris, Düsseldorf and Nantes, bringing the number of routes served by bmi regional from Bristol to eight, alongside Aberdeen, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Milan. Robert Sinclair, chief executive at Bristol Airport, said: “These new flights will strengthen links to key markets in France and Germany for business and leisure passengers in the south-west.
bmi regional will commence flights from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Liege, Belgium and Bern, Switzerland to the Bavarian capital, Munich on March 29th 2015. The flights will operate the flights in partnership with Lufthansa as code-share flights with joint BM and LH flight numbers.
bmi regional is increasing its capacity across its network by 16% in summer 2015 due to increased demand for its UK and European services. The increases on key routes will provide an additional 10,000 seats per month from 29 March 2015.