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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/AirlinersGallery.com. 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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LAM Embraer 190 crashes in Bwabwata National Park in Namibia, 34 dead

LAM’s (Linhas Aereas de Mocambique) (Luanda) Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMC (msn 19000581) yesterday (November 29) was operating flight TM 470 from Maputo, Mozambique to the Luanda, Angola with 28 passengers and six crew members. The airliner never arrived. The weather in the area was reported to be stormy with low visibility. Today rescuers located the burned out wreckage in the Bwabwata National Park according to Reuters. There were no survivors. The airliner was only a little over one year old, having been delivered on November 8, 2012.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured sister ship ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) was the first E190 to arrive on August 6, 2009.

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Freedom Airlines (Mesa Air Group) loses its court fight with Delta Air Lines

Mesa Air Group (Phoenix) announced on May 17 that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia had ruled against its subsidiary Freedom Airlines in its lawsuit against partner Delta Air Lines. The ruling now clears the way for DL to end the contract.

Freedom began operating as an Delta Connection carrier with Embraer ERJ 145s from Orlando in October 2005. On April 7, 2008, Mesa Air Group, the parent of Freedom Airlines, sued Delta concerning its contractual obligations. Delta attempted to terminate the ERJ 145 contract due to alleged failures to meet its completion goals in three of the last six months of operations. On May 29, 2008, a federal judge blocked Delta from terminating Freedom’s contract which, according to parent company, would have forced it to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by July 20, 2008 and cut 700 jobs or 14 percent of its work force. Since then, the ERJ 145 fleet has been reduced to 22 operating aircraft along with five spares.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Freedom Airlines’ ERJ 145LR N857MJ (msn 145765) taxies to the gate at Miami.