British Airways Increases Domestic Services for Winter 2012

British Airways has reported that the recent acquisition of British Midland International (bmi) airline has benefited it in strengthening its domestic service.

The airline, while unveiling its winter 2012 schedule, reported an increase of 32 percent in the number of seats to Scotland, against last year’s schedule. The new schedule is also offering new routes from London City Airport to Aberdeen, and from London Heathrow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport, and Belfast Airport.

The airline is offering more flights and bigger aircraft to Scotland, adding around 27,000 more seats per week between London airports and Scotland destinations. The additional flights include two more daily flights between London Heathrow and Edinburgh, and two additional flights per day between London Heathrow and Aberdeen, as well as three daily flights between London City and Aberdeen.

New routes are also being offered from London Heathrow to Seoul (South Korea) and Zagreb (Republic of Croatia); from London Gatwick to Las Vegas (US) and Barcelona (Spain); and from London Heathrow to Bologna (Italy) and Marseille (France), which have been transferred from London Gatwick airport for the new season.

Keith Williams, the airline chief executive officer, said, ‘bmi’s integration into British Airways is really enabling us to grow our network as we promised, giving customers more flights to destinations we know they want to fly to.

We’re focusing on new routes such as Seoul, Leeds Bradford and Zagreb, more flights to popular destinations and creating more connections for the UK regions to our global network of flying.’