bmi set to boost services on UK and Europe routes

British airline bmi regional is planning to increase routes from Bristol Airport and East Midlands Airport from September 3.

As part of a plan to increase services on core commercial routes, bmi regional is boosting its return services between Bristol and Aberdeen and from East Midlands to Brussels to three times a day on Wednesday and Thursday.

The additional service departs Bristol at 11.30am, arriving at Aberdeen at 12.50pm, while on return the service takes off from Aberdeen at 3pm and lands at Bristol at 4.25pm. The additional flight departs East Midlands at 1.15pm, arriving into Brussels at 3.25pm; while the flight departs the Belgian capital at 3.55pm, arriving at East Midlands at 4.10pm.

‘We connect key regional UK airports with leading commercial centres across the UK and Europe, which are in high demand by business and leisure travellers,’ said bmi regional CEO, Cathal O’Connell. ‘Aberdeen, Bristol, the East Midlands region and Brussels are financial and industrial centres that require connectivity to thrive and expand, and by boosting our schedule we’re enabling business and tourism to flourish.’

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: ‘With these additional flights bmi regional is strengthening links between the South West and North East Scotland and underlining its commitment to businesses in both regions. The bmi regional route network from Bristol Airport is now well established with the business community and we look forward to further enhancements to routes and services in future.’

As part of the plan, bmi regional will also increase flights between Karlstad in Sweden and Frankfurt, Germany to double daily on four week days with a convenient schedule for business travellers, enabling one-day visits for meetings and events.

All bmi regional fares include 30-minute check-in, 20kg checked baggage and full in-flight food and bar service. Fares start from £79 one way including all taxes and charges.