Travelport has signed a continuation to its global content agreement with British Midland International. Through the agreement, Travelport has ensured that its Galileo and Worldspan travel agency customers worldwide have continued access to the full published fares.
German flag-carrier Lufthansa and International Airlines Group have reached an agreement in principle on the sale of British Midland. Also today, IAG announced financial results showing pre-tax profits in the nine months to September 30th rose from €63 million to €355 million.
Troubled carrier bmi has seen losses widen to €154 million during the first nine months of 2011 with owner Lufthansa now weighing its “strategic options” for the carrier. bmi lost €90 million in the period in 2010, but has been hard hit by political turmoil in the Middle East where it has a strong presence.
British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has tabled an offer for rival bmi according to reports from Sky News. If successful the deal would see the British flag-carrier cement its position as the largest carrier at London Heathrow where bmi presently owns ten per cent of the landing slots.
Virgin Atlantic is still keen to acquire bmi from owner Lufthansa as it seeks to revive its fortunes. In an interview with Reuters news agency, chief executive Steve Ridway said Virgin Atlantic was still very much involved with the ongoing sales process of the carrier.
International Airlines Group has confirmed subsidiary British Airways will purchase six daily slot pairs at London Heathrow from bmi British Midland International. The slots will be used by British Airways from late October 2011 with the airline looking to expand both its long-haul and short-haul network at the airport.
British Midland (bmi) has appointed former Scandinavian Airlines deputy CEO Vagn Ove Sorensen to succeed Stefan Lauer as bmi chairman.
bmi Regional is adding a new service from East Midlands Airport to Frankfurt, the world’s 9th largest airport. The new service, starting on 31 October 2011 will offer the region worldwide connectivity. Over the next few weeks in excess of 70 destinations such as New York, Rio de Janeiro and Capetown will be available.
bmi, British Midland International, has announced a new codeshare deal with Air China on its UK and Ireland services from London Heathrow. Effective immediately, Air China adds its CA code onto bmi services to and from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin.
According to the deal inked by the two Star Alliance member carriers, bmi’s flights from London to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast and Manchester will carry Air China’s code “CA”.
bmi, British Midland International, Heathrow’s second largest airline, has announced a new route to Amritsar in Northern India, starting on October 13th 2011.
bmi has announced its services to Marrakech will be increased from three to five times a week, in response to growing customer demand. From October 1st 2011 until April 14th 2012 inclusive, bmi will operate to Marrakech from London Heathrow every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.