bmi regional has appointed Victoria Evans as Sales Executive, Scotland and Northern England. Based in Aberdeen, Victoria will manage business and leisure sales activities across airports including Aberdeen, Manchester and Newcastle.
Starting 30 March, Brussels Airlines adds Newcastle to its extensive European network thanks to a codeshare partnership with bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline.
bmi regional has doubled its private charter business in 2013 and this year expects to provide an increasing number of shrewd UK businesses with charter aircraft: a cost effective air transport solution, ideal for corporate meetings, travel to trade exhibitions or staff incentives. “There are wiser ways to invest that time – often the precious resource for a small or medium size business”, said Colin Lewis, marketing director at bmi regional.
bmi Regional has launched a new service linking the two fastest growing regions in Norway - Stavanger and Northern Norway. The new routes mean Norwegians can now fly direct, non-stop to Harstad/Narvik Airport (Evenes) and Tromsø - important hubs for the Norwegian oil and gas industry - without having to connect via Oslo.
bmi regional has confirmed it will scrap five routes after a review of its operations. The decision means the carrier will pull out of bases at Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester airports.
bmi regional will launch the first scheduled services connecting Stavanger with Harstad and Tromsø in northern Norway in January 2014. These services will be the first direct air link between the two fastest growing regions in Norway, and are important hubs for the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
Swedish regional carrier Flyglinjen has launched a three times daily, six days a week service between Kristianstad and Stockholm Arlanda using a 49-seater Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft provided by bmi regional. The flying agreement starting sees bmi regional providing an aircraft - with pilots, cabin crew and support - to Flyglinjen.
When British Midland International was finally subsumed into International Airlines Group, owners of British Airways, in 2012 it was by no means clear that offshoot bmi regional would be able to make it on its own. Yet a little over a year later the airline has established itself as a niche carrier, offering scheduled passenger services across the UK and Europe. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with chief executive Cathal O’Connell to see how the journey from disposable subsidiary to standalone carrier was successfully made.
bmi regional has appointed Tracey Umfreville to the position of head of human resources. Based at the carrier’s East Midlands hub, Umfreville has responsibility for all employment relations for the airline’s 400 staff including airport and sales teams, cabin crew and flight deck personnel.
bmi regional has announced a deal to provide an Embraer 145 aircraft - with pilots, cabin crew and support - to Swedish regional operator Flyglinjen. Flyglinjen will introduce a three times daily, six days a week service between Kristianstad and Stockholm Arlanda using the bmi regional Embraer ERJ-145.
Data released this week by impartial website FlightOnTime shows bmi regional, which marked its first anniversary as an independent airline this spring, is the most punctual scheduled airline in the UK. FlightOnTime provides unbiased analysis of source data from the UK Civil Aviation Authority and calculates the percentage of flights landing within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time and the average length of any delays.
bmi regional will spend the week at Le Mans this year with tipped-for-the-top-spot endurance racing team, Murphy Prototypes. As the team’s official airline, the bmi regional logo will adorn the Murphy Prototype car at 24 Hours at Le Mans, the world’s oldest endurance racing event, held June 22nd-23rd in France.