bmi regional to expand its network

bmi regional will expand its European network in early 2013 with the launch of new routes from Bristol to Hamburg and Frankfurt, thus consolidating the airline’s position at Bristol following the introduction of direct Bristol to Aberdeen services earlier in 2012.

Hamburg will become bmi regional’s 17th scheduled destination, with initially five services a week from 11 February increasing to 12 per week from 8 April. The new six-per-week Frankfurt service will begin in late March, adding to bmi regional’s current East Midlands service to the German city.

Cathal O’Connell, chief executive of bmi regional, noted, “The launch of new services to Germany is a continuation of bmi regional’s promise to serve key economic and transport hubs to multiple destinations across Europe.

“Our choice of destinations is based on customer demand and with Hamburg being a significant operational base for major employers such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco and Frankfurt a world hub offering connectivity throughout the globe, we are supplying services our business users have asked for,” he added. “Both cities are exciting destinations for leisure customers and with launch fares starting from as low as £49.99 each way, we expect to see a boost in both inbound tourists to the South West region. We are also reviewing other opportunities with the team at Bristol Airport and hope to announce additional routes in 2013.”

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