bmi regional Launches Birmingham Routes

bmi Embraer 2On May 13 Birmingham Airport welcomed the launch of bmi regional, a new full service scheduled airline offering services to Lyon, Toulouse, Gothenburg and Billund for Midlands’ business and leisure travellers for the first time.
The airlines says it has already created 75 new jobs in the Midlands in the last six months and that its new air services will create a better network for both leisure and business travellers from the Midlands.
Operating a fleet of 49-seat Embraer aircraft, bmi regional will now fly six times weekly to Gothenburg, Toulouse and three times weekly to Lyon.  From June 3rd, the airline will also serve Billund in Denmark five times per week.
In June 2012 bmi regional became independent from BMI and now employs over 400 staff throughout the UK.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO said: “We’re delighted to welcome bmi regional to Birmingham Airport.  Not only will the new flights provide links to some currently un-served European markets from the Midlands, its arrival will also create new jobs and open up better trade links between Birmingham, France, Sweden and Denmark. bmi regional’s arrival also gives a great choice of European city break locations to explore.”
Cathal O’Connell, Chief Executive of bmi regional, said: “We’re pleased to announce the routes from Birmingham today.  With fares starting from as little as £39, we are reducing both the cost and travel time for both business and leisure travellers who wish to travel to popular European destinations.  With increasing congestion in some London airports, Birmingham Airport is a great alternative to those who recognise the benefits of less crowded airports, speedy boarding, good shopping and eating facilities.”
bmi regional flights can be booked now at www.bmiregional.com.  Fares start from £59, one way including taxes and charges.  All flights include complimentary food & drink on-board, allocated seating, bags fly free, 30 minute check-in and an all jet Embraer fleet.