Thursday, 24 January 2013

New Bmi Regional hub at Birmingham!

bmi Regional, originally a  subsidiary of bmi-british midland international (until their take over by British Airways), has announced the opening of a new base at Birmingham (BHX/EGBB). bmi Regional is the only part of bmi to survive the take over by IAG (International Airlines Group, comprising BA and Iberia), with bmi having been incorporated into BA and bmibaby closing down.

3 new routes have been announced from Birmingham:
  • Gothenburg (previously operated by City Airline/Skyways, the airline recently shut down, prompting the new SAS service to Stockholm.)
  • Lyon (previously flown by BritAir, the route was cancelled in 2011.)
  • Toulouse (no scheduled service in recent years, only seasonal ski/peak summer season flights.)
bmi Regional previously flew to Aberdeen from Birmingham. All flights will be with Embraer 135/145 regional jets. Link here:
http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/news/2013/01/bmi-launches-new-routes-from-birmingham-airport.aspx

Good news for an airline that was very close to ceasing operations not long ago, and good news for Birmingham airport! 

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