BMI Regional launches Munich base with three new routes

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Aberdeen-headquartered bmi regional has launched three new routes from Munich showing significant expansion in their European network.

The new services link Munich with Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Liege in Belgium and Bern in Switzerland, and operate as codeshares with Lufthansa. The schedules have been tailored to provide connections to more than 200 global destinations for business and leisure travellers via Munich.

bmi regional already operates a Bristol – Munich service but now has two of its Embraer jets based in Munich as part of its new operating base comprising operations and engineering support, pilots and cabin crew. All bmi regional flights to and from the Bavarian capital now use Terminal 2, Munich’s state of the art passenger facility used by Lufthansa and other Star Alliance members.

The airline will now offer more than 5,500 flights a year to and from Munich, providing 140,000 seats a year to the market.

bmi regional’s all-jet fleet now serves 25 destinations across eight European countries while the airline also provides charter solutions to corporate and private clients across the UK and internationally.

Peter Simpson, CEO of bmi regional, said: “Our investment in the new base in Munich and the three new routes are a significant development for bmi regional. Our experience with Munich from Bristol has shown that the airport is both a great destination and a major hub with excellent onward connection opportunities.

“The codeshares on the new routes offer our passengers seamless connections from Bern, Liege and Rotterdam via Munich to more than 200 destinations all over the world and we anticipate significant uptake on these services from the business and leisure markets. Our customers will also continue to enjoy everything they expect from a full service airline in terms of an all jet fleet, complimentary bar and snack service, and a generous free baggage allowance,” said Mr Simpson.

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport welcomed the commitment of bmi regional as an enhancement of the airport’s appeal: “The decision by bmi regional to station two Embraer 145 aircraft here will further enhance the connectivity and attractiveness of our hub, especially in the medium-haul segment. With these new connections, Bern, Liège and Rotterdam now have quick access to many destinations all over the world”.

Passengers wishing to travel to Munich can book as normal on the www.bmiregional.com website and those wishing to travel further can make bookings on the Lufthansa website www.LH.com.

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