British regional airline bmi regional has announced plans to increase capacity across its network by 16 percent in summer 2015 following increased demand for its UK and European services.
Key European cities like Frankfurt and Brussels will benefit from the multiple daily flights, convenient flight schedules and new weekend flights. The frequency increases on key routes come as the regional airline is preparing for a new phase of growth.
The move will provide an additional 10,000 seats per month starting March 29, 2015. Cities including Aberdeen, Bristol, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich are expected to benefit from the enhanced connectivity created through the move to triple daily flights and additional weekend services.
Flights from Newcastle and East Midlands to Brussels will increase to thrice daily, Monday to Friday. Bristol to Frankfurt will operate three daily while Bristol to Aberdeen will also have three daily flights.
bmi regional has also announced an additional weekend service from Bristol to Frankfurt and Munich, with extra flights on Saturday mornings facilitating weekend trips as well as more connections via Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs.
bmi regional chief executive, Cathal O’Connell, said: ‘Increasing our frequency and providing new Saturday services will contribute to an exciting period of growth for the airline. Our investment in new scheduled capacity will increase the number of worldwide connections we offer with our partners Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines to provide additional flexibility and choice to our customers.’
While flights from Bristol to Frankfurt and Munich are codeshares with Lufthansa, those from Newcastle and East Midlands to Brussels operate as codeshares with Brussels Airlines. The codeshare agreement allows bmi regional customers to continue their journeys from their local airport to destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
bmi regional will continue to offer its USPs across all of its services, including free 20kg baggage allowance for all passengers; 30-minute check-in and allocated seating; complimentary in-flight catering and full drinks service, and a schedule to suit the needs of business travellers.