bmi regional commence new routes to Gothenburg, Lyon and Toulouse from Birmingham Airport

Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport CEO, Cathal O’Connell, Chief Executive of bmi regional,
Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor John Lines, Lady Mayoress Mrs Lines and members
of the CBSO celebrate the launch of bmi regional at Birmingham Airport
 Birmingham Airport today, Monday 13 May 2013 welcomed the launch of bmi regional,
a new full service scheduled airline offering services to Lyon, Toulouse, Gothenburg and
Billund for Midlands’ business and leisure travellers for the first time
Operating a fleet of 49 seat Embraer 145 aircraft, bmi regional will now fly six times weekly
to Gothenburg, Toulouse and three times weekly to Lyon. From 3 June 2013 the airline will
also serve Billund in Denmark five times per week. bmi regional became independent from
bmi in June 2012 and employs over 400 staff throughout the UK
The CBSO entertained passengers and guests celebrating the launch bmi regional's new services
 Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO said: "We’re delighted to welcome bmi  regional to
Birmingham Airport. Not only will the new flights provide links to some currently un-served
European markets from the Midlands, its arrival will also create new jobs and open up better
trade links between Birmingham, France, Sweden and Denmark. bmi regional’s arrival also
gives a great choice of European city break locations to explore"
Paul Kehoe (left) introduces Cathal O'Connell, Chief Executive of bmi regional
 Cathal O’Connell, Chief Executive of bmi regional, said: "We’re pleased to announce the
routes from Birmingham today. With fares starting from as little as £39, we are reducing
both the cost and travel time for both business and leisure travellers who wish to travel
to popular European destinations.  With increasing congestion in some London airports,
 Birmingham Airport is a great alternative to those who recognise the benefits of less
crowded airports, speedy boarding, good shopping and eating facilities"

bmi regional flights, which include complimentary food and drink on-board,
allocated seating, bags fly free and a 30 minute check-in can be booked at
Monday 13 May 2013


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