bmi regional boosts connectivity in Europe with new routes

bmi regional has launched three new routes from Munich, increasing the airline’s network from the German city to eight destinations. Twice daily flights to Milan Bergamo will commence on 31 March 2016. Throughout the working week, flights will leave Munich at 08:20 and 19:45, landing in Milan Bergamo at 09:20 and 20:45 respectively. The return flights will depart Milan Bergamo 09:45 and 21:15 to reach Munich at 10:50 and 22:20 respectively. On Saturday the service will leave Munich at 09:25, arriving in Milan Bergamo at 10:25, before taking off again at 10:55 to reach Munich by 12:00. On Sunday flights will depart Munich at 17:45 to arrive in Milan Bergamo at 18:45 before the return service leaves at 19:10 to reach Munich at 20:15.bmi regional’s six-times weekly flights to Rostock, which also begin on 31 March, will leave Munich at 14:10 between Monday and Friday, arriving in Rostock for 15:25 before departing again at 15:55 to reach Munich at 17:10. On Sundays the service will take off from Munich at 18:45, landing in Rostock at 20:00. The return leg will then leave Rostock at 20:30 to touch back down in Munich at 21:45.Finally, the carrier’s six-times weekly service between Munich and Norrköping, is due to begin operation on 15 April, taking off from the former at 11:20 to arrive at the latter for 13:20 from Monday to Friday. The return weekday service will leave Norrköping at 13:45 and land back in Munich for 15:45. On Sundays, the Munich– Norrköping leg will leave at 12:35, landing at 14:40 before the return Norrköping–Munich flight departs at 15:10 and touches down at 17:15.All three routes will be operated in partnership with Lufthansa as code-share flights with joint BM and LH flight numbers. The flight schedule from each city has been tailored to ensure good connections for business and leisure travellers via Lufthansa’s worldwide Munich network of more than 200 destinations around the world. Jochen Schnadt, bmi regional’s chief commercial officer, declared, “These three new routes, in addition to the recently announced Southampton–Munich route, mark a step change for bmi regional, and establish us as a truly European brand with wings around the world. Munich is now our largest hub in the heart of Europe with a total of eight routes and more than 160 weekly flights. With this significant expansion increasing seats to and from Munich by more than 70% compared to last year our partnership with Lufthansa also grows, and, in doing so, connects us and our passengers to a wide range of global destinations. We are thrilled to be bringing our brand with its professional and reliable service to new audiences, both business and leisure. We’ll be offering great value fares and convenient travel times, thus positioning bmi regional as the perfect choice for travelling within Europe and beyond.”

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