The new flights bring the number of Bristol routes served by bmi regional to eight, alongside Aberdeen, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Milan and Nantes in France.
Starting April 27, bmi regional’s new Bristol to Paris service will operate six days a week, with two flights a day Monday to Friday, and one flight on Sunday. Flights will depart Bristol at 7.20 and 13:50 five days a week, and 19:10 on Sunday. The return flight from Paris will be at 11:20 and 16:40 Monday to Friday and at 21:55 on Sunday, arriving back in Bristol at 22:10.
Meanwhile, the Bristol-Dusseldorf will fly six times a week, Sunday to Friday, departing Bristol at 17:25 Monday to Friday, and arriving in Dusseldorf at 19:50. The return flight will depart at 20:20 from Dusseldorf to Bristol, arriving back in Bristol at 20:55. On Sundays, the flight will depart Bristol at 15:00, arriving in Dusseldorf at 17:25. The Sunday return flight will depart Dusseldorf at 17:55, arriving back in Bristol at 18:30.
Peter Simpson, CEO of bmi regional, said: ‘The launch of bmi regional’s Paris and Dusseldorf routes from Bristol mark another milestone in our expansion. The double-daily weekday service to Paris Charles De Gaulle is conveniently timed for business passengers who can now have a full day of business in the French capital, rather than having to overnight.’
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We welcome the additional routes on bmi regional’s network from Bristol Airport. It is a further demonstration of bmi regional’s commitment to Bristol. The addition of these flights provides connectivity for the business traveller to two major European business hubs.
These new destinations will be shortly joined by another new route to Nantes commencing early summer.’
One-way fares from Bristol to Paris start at £69, and fares to Dusseldorf start from £79, including all taxes. The fares are inclusive of at-seat in-flight full bar and snack service, 20kg of checked baggage and 30-minute check-in.