Posted on: 18 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
In an attempt to boost the number of business and leisure travellers heading to Germany and France from Bristol, bmi regional has announced plans to launch new services to Paris, Düsseldorf and Nantes, bringing the number of routes served by bmi regional from Bristol to eight, alongside Aberdeen, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Milan.
Paris and Düsseldorf flights will commence on Monday 27 April, while flights to Nantes will operate throughout the summer months starting 4 July.
“bmi regional is delighted to launch these new routes from Bristol Airport today. Flying twice a day to Paris means that business travellers can now have a full day of business in the French capital, rather than having to overnight,” commented Cathal O’Connell, CEO of bmi regional. “Düsseldorf is the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr and an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, and bmi regional is the only airline to connect businesses in the South West directly to the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“Nantes is the gateway to the Loire region, and the perfect place for a weekend break, or a holiday among the world famous vineyards and chateaux.”
James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce at Business West, added, “Adding these three new bmi regional routes from Bristol Airport gives business across our region and beyond better connections to two of our most important trade markets. In the South West, we have 5,000 companies who are interested in or already exporting to France and Germany and Bristol Airport also serves businesses from areas beyond such as South Wales.”