Posted on: 08 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
bmi regional will be adding 60,000 more seats, equivalent to a 16% capacity increase, across its network for summer 2015.
The airline stated that this is a response to increased demand for its UK and European services. Services to major cities such as Frankfurt and Brussels will benefit from multiple daily flights, convenient departure/arrival times and new weekend flights.
The investment in frequency increases on key routes will provide an additional 10,000 seats per month from 29 March 2015, as the airline enters a new phase of growth. Cities including Aberdeen, Bristol, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich will benefit from the enhanced connectivity created through the move to triple daily flights and additional weekend services.
Flights from Newcastle and East Midlands to Brussels will increase to three times daily, Monday to Friday. Bristol to Frankfurt will operate triple daily while Bristol to Aberdeen will also have three daily flights. New weekend capacity from Bristol to Frankfurt and Munich has also been announced, with extra flights on Saturday morning being launched to enable weekend trips as well as more connections via Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs.
Flights on Bristol to Frankfurt and Munich are codeshares with Lufthansa, and services from Newcastle and East Midlands to Brussels operate as codeshares with Brussels Airlines.
bmi regional chief executive Cathal O’Connell, commented, “Increasing our frequency and providing new Saturday services will contribute to an exciting period of growth for the airline. Our investment in new scheduled capacity will increase the number of worldwide connections we offer with our partners Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines to provide additional flexibility and choice to our customers.”