bmi regional offers 50-seater jet for aspiring James Bonds

bmi regional, the UK-based regional airline, will offer aspiring secret agents private jets from £300 per person per day, ahead of the latest instalment from the world’ favourite spy in November.

Budding Secret Service agents looking for successful international exploits and secret stakeouts can hire a 50-seater jet aircraft from bmi regional for their own private use, which includes full in-flight service. bmi regional offers private charter of its 50-seater Embraer aircraft – decorated with a personal livery, if required – starting from £15,000 per day.

Based on 50 passengers travelling from a UK airport to a short haul destination like the south of France, Croatia or Switzerland, the cost stands at £300 per person including full in-flight service.

Flyers and guests can choose their own schedule, a UK departure airport and a short haul destination – and even have their own name, or an alias for undercover operations, on the aircraft exterior. The aircraft can fly and return within the day, while flyers may choose a classified trip to Cannes, top-secret mission to Milan or a National Security mission in Scandinavia.

Lee Rennie, Head of Charter at bmi regional, said: ‘We’re sure that many agents, diplomats and undercover operatives have hired bmi regional aircraft but further details are strictly on a ‘need to know’ basis. The comfort, convenience and cost of a private jet makes it an obvious choice for those on a mission, whether it be for business or pleasure.’

With over 70 years of flying expertise, bmi regional has significant experience in offering personalised solutions to suit private charter requirements. Full in-flight service with full bar service are included and are customisable to exact dietary or special requirements.

Britain looks to Bond for tourism boost

Visit Britain, the promotional guise of the tourist board of Great Britain, is looking to the enduring popularity of movie secret agent, James Bond, to boost tourism for the country.

The organisation has announced plans for a massive tourism campaign to coincide with the release of Skyfall, the latest blockbuster to feature the super-spy. The campaign will target 21 countries from this Friday, October 5, using the slogan, ‘Bond is GREAT Britain,’ to encourage fans of the film franchise to choose Bond’s home country for their next holiday. Cinema, press and outdoor advertising formats will all be exploited during the campaign, with special emphasis on the first ever film tourism advertisement from Visit Britain, to be shown in cinemas around the world, including the USA, Australia and Germany.

The movie, which is the 23rd in the James Bond franchise, will feature scenes shot in London’s National Gallery, Whitehall and Greenwich, as well as Glencoe and Glen Etive in the Scottish Highlands. Daniel Craig again takes the starring role, and the film is released in the UK on October 26, and the USA and Canada on November 9.

The chief executive of Visit Britain, Sandie Dawe, said, ‘007 has orchestrated many critical missions for Queen and country – including escorting Her Majesty to the fantastic Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games – so it is only right that we call upon his services now to encourage more people to holiday in Britain. That is a worthy challenge, and one that we feel is well on track following an outstanding 2012 that has thrust Britain into the limelight like never before.’