bmi regional and Lufthansa link Jönköping to the world via Frankfurt

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• Direct flights to Frankfurt six days a week
• Madrid, Mumbai or Mexico City: Check-in to your final destination at Jonkoping airport and travel conveniently with just one transit needed
• A boost to Jonkoping Business & Tourism

The first direct flights from Jonkoping to Frankfurt with bmi regional (www.flybmi.se) start today. The new service, operated twice daily flights six days each week with codeshare partner Lufthansa Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, means that the people of Jonkoping can now fly direct to Frankfurt and connect seamlessly to Lufthansa’s worldwide network of 235 global destinations.

The services from Jonkoping Airport to Frankfurt, depart Monday to Friday at 07:35 and Sunday to Friday 16:05 with arrival in Frankfurt at 09:20 and 18:00 respectively, opens up new destinations for corporate and leisure travellers based in and around Jonkoping, as well as offering huge benefits to inbound tourism. Flights from Frankfurt depart at 09:30 and 18:30, arriving at 11:35 and 19:15 respectively: the aircraft continues on to Karlstad.

Ulrich Link, General Manager – Lufthansa Airlines, Scandinavia, Finland and Baltic States, said: “Our Jonkoping passengers may now enjoy quick, easy and seamless access to the Asian, African, American and European destinations within our worldwide network by transiting through our hub at Frankfurt.”

He added: “Passengers from Jonkoping can now take advantage of the attractive and highly competitive year-round fares we offer. They will find that when they book with Lufthansa the price they pay includes a clear and transparent baggage policy from origin to destination, comprising the ability to take hand-luggage on board, as well as complimentary food and beverages in-flight, and the option to check-in online or at the airport with no extra cost.

Cathal O’Connell, CEO of bmi regional, said: “Today we are very proud to launch the first flights to Frankfurt from Jonkoping, together with our partners Lufthansa Airlines with whom we already operate several codeshare routes in the UK and Europe. The new destination further strengthens both airlines’ network presence in Sweden and connects Jonkoping passengers with Karlstad , Frankfurt and the world.

2 March 2015

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