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bmi to launch a new route from Bristol to Gothenburg

BMI Regional Embraer ERJ 145EP G-RJXF (msn 145280) FRA (Ole Simon). Image: 912328.

bmi (BMI Regional) has announced plans to launch a new route from Bristol to Gothenburg.

Launching on January 22, 2018, bmi will be operating a twice weekly route between the two cities.

This brings the number of destinations served by bmi from Bristol to nine. The bmi network out of Bristol includes Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen.  Bristol is bmi’s biggest UK hub and with onward connections via the likes of Munich, Brussels and Frankfurt, customers from the South West can travel further into Europe and other global destinations.

Gothenburg is the airline’s first Swedish route from Bristol. It is the location of Scandinavia’s largest port and is a hub for global trade, currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth. It is a popular mini break destination thanks to its fabulous food, eclectic culture and vibrant nightlife, as well as being the gateway to the stunning coast of West Sweden.



The route will fly out of Bristol on a Monday and Thursday, departing Bristol at 13.40, arriving Gothenburg at 16.50.  The return flights will depart Gothenburg on Tuesdays at 14.40 and arrive in Bristol at 16.00 and on Fridays, departing Gothenburg at 11.40, arriving Bristol at 13.00.

Copyright Photo (all others by bmi): BMI Regional Embraer ERJ 145EP G-RJXF (msn 145280) FRA (Ole Simon). Image: 912328.

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Bmi Regional announces summer expansion from Bristol

Bmi Regional (East Midlands) announced in a press release on Wednesday February 18, an expansion of services from Bristol Airport for the Summer 2015 season, which sees the launch of Dusseldorf and Paris (CDG) service from April 27. Seasonal services to Nantes will also be offered from July to September 2015. These additional services bring the number of routes flown by the airline from Bristol to eight, alongside Aberdeen, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Milan.

The new routes will be run as follows:

Bristol – Dusseldorf: 6 times weekly

Bristol – Paris CDG: 11 times weekly

Bristol – Nantes: Twice weekly from July 4 to September 12

The new destinations will be operated by a 49-seat Embraer ERJ 145s, with a Tuesday flight to Nantes operated by a 37-seat Embraer ERJ 135.

Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/ Is a new livery coming for this regional or will it cling to the now retired bmi 2001 livery? All white Embraer ERJ 145EU (EMB-145EU) G-EMBI (msn 145126) arrives in Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Bmi Regional expands from Munich in conjunction with Lufthansa

Bmi Regional (Aberdeen) will base two Embraer Regional Jets, one Embraer ERJ 135 (ER3) and one ERJ 145 (ER4), out of Munich this summer as part of plans to open up flights to Berne, Liège, and Rotterdam. The routes are operated in conjunction with Lufthansa (Frankfurt).

The two carriers signed a codeshare agreement in April last year in which Lufthansa places its flight code on Bmi Regional flights from Bristol to Frankfurt  and Munich as well as from Karlstad (Sweden) to Frankfurt.

On the Rotterdam route, Bmi Regional will replace Lufthansa flights operated by Lufthansa CityLine (Munich) with Bombardier CRJ700s and CRJ900s, on the Berne route it will compete with SkyWork Airlines (Berne).

The routes served by Bmi Regional from Munich will be as follows per Airline Route:

Munich – Berne Up to 3 daily:

BM1711 MUC0655 – 0800BRN ER3 x7
BM1713 MUC1045 – 1145BRN ER4 x67
BM1717 MUC1905 – 2010BRN ER3 x6
BM1712 BRN0830 – 0930MUC ER3 x7
BM1714 BRN1215 – 1310MUC ER4 x67
BM1718 BRN2040 – 2135MUC ER3 x6

Munich – Liege Up to 2 daily:

BM1721 MUC1010 – 1130LGG ER3 x7
BM1723 MUC1415 – 1545LGG ER3 x6
BM1722 LGG1155 – 1310MUC ER3 x7
BM1724 LGG1625 – 1745MUC ER3 x6

Munich – Rotterdam Up to 3 daily:

BM1701 MUC0645 – 0815RTM ER4 x7
BM1703 MUC1350 – 1520RTM ER4 x67
BM1707 MUC1745 – 1920RTM ER4 x6
BM1702 RTM0845 – 1010MUC ER4 x7
BM1704 RTM1550 – 1715MUC ER4 x67
BM1708 RTM2005 – 2135MUC ER4 x6

Report by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/ Embraer ERJ 145EP G-RJXG (msn 145390) approaches the runway at London (Heathrow).

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BMI Regional starts new Norwegian routes from Stavanger to northern Norway

BMI Regional (British Midland Regional Limited) (East Midlands) has announced the first nonstop routes linking the two fastest growing regions in Norway – Stavanger and Northern Norway starting today (January 23).  The new routes mean Norwegians can now fly direct, nonstop to Harstad/Narvik Airport (Evenes) and Tromsø – important hubs for the Norwegian oil and gas industry without having to connect via Oslo. Similarly, new direct flights to Kristiansund and Gothenburg also commence today.

The services linking Stavanger to Harstad/Evenes and Tromsø in the far north of Norway are predicted to provide savings of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian oil and gas industry.

Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/ Embraer ERJ 145EP G-RJXF (msn 145280) soars into the cobalt blue skies of Frankfurt.

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BMI Regional introduces a new logo

BMI Regional (Aberdeen and East Midlands) has decided to retain its current name with a new revised logo (below) as its starts a new life as an independent airline under the ownership of Sector Aviation Holdings.

The company also announced starting on October 29, it will fly between Bristol and Aberdeen and between Manchester and Antwerp, twice daily on both routes and operated by its Embraer jet fleet.

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning. Embraer ERJ 145EP G-RJXI (msn 145454), still wearing the remnants of the Star Alliance color scheme, taxies to the gate at London (Heathrow). A new livery incorporating this new logo is likely for the carrier.

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IAG sells BMI Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings for $12.8 million

International Airlines Group (IAG) (London) has signed a binding agreement to sell BMI Regional (Aberdeen) to Sector Aviation Holdings Ltd (SAH) for £8 million ($12.8 million) in cash. The sale includes all of BMI Regional’s fixed assets and long-term liabilities, including owned and operating lease aircraft.

BMI Regional operates a fleet of 18 Embraer regional jets and flies to 14 destinations from UK regional airports. A name change is very likely.

The sale is conditional upon CAA approval and it is anticipated that ownership will be transferred to SAH within two weeks.

Sector Aviation is a consortium of businessmen with considerable aviation experience including the team previously referred to as Granite Aviation, led by Ian Woodley. The business is being funded by Stephen and Peter Bond who are also investors in Loganair (Glasgow).

IAG previously acquired BMI including BMI Regional and bmibaby from Lufthansa on April 20, 2012. Bmibaby remains unsold.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best.

BMI Regional Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Bmibaby to shut down the Belfast base on June 11, the airline to be totally shut down in September if a buyer can’t be found

Bmibaby (East Midlands) is living on borrowed time. New owner IAG has announced the low-fare subsidiary will be shut down on September 10 if a new buyer cannot be found. Meanwhile IAG is cutting key bmibaby routes for the carrier. The first to go will be the Belfast base on June 11 along with route closures from East Midlands. Birmingham and East Midlands will be totally shut down on September 10.

Read the full story from The Independent: CLICK HERE

In other related news, Flybe (Exeter) is planning to takeover some of the closing bmibay routes and is also in negotiations to possibly take over the aircraft and routes of bmi regional (Aberdeen). If completed, the Scottish division would operate under the growing Flybe brand.

Read the full story from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French.

Bmibaby Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Bmi Regional Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.