bmi regional opens new Munich base with three new routes

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bmi regional commences direct flights from Munich to three cities in Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland

• Airline opens new base at Munich Airport and moves to Terminal 2

• Up to three times a day to Munich with onward global connections to 200 destinations starting March 29 2015

bmi regional yesterday opened a new base at Munich Airport to support three new flight routes to the city from Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Liege, Belgium; and Bern, Switzerland. bmi regional is operating the services in partnership with Lufthansa as codeshare flights with joint BM and LH flight numbers, and the airline has tailored the schedule from each city to ensure seamless travel connections for business and leisure travellers via Lufthansa’s Munich network of over 200 global destinations.

Two aircraft will be based in Munich with operations, engineering, pilots and cabin crew. The new base strengthens bmi regional’s network presence in Munich with the German carrier as the airline currently flies twice a day from Bristol to the Bavarian capital in partnership with Lufthansa. All bmi regional flights will now use Terminal 2, Munich’s state of the art passenger facility.

Peter Simpson, CEO of bmi regional, said: “The new base in Munich and the three new routes represent a significant step forward 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 connection opportunities.”

“Our partnership with Lufthansa offers seamless connections from these European cities via Munich to more than 200 destinations all over the world. Our customers will enjoy everything you expect from a full service airline: an all jet fleet, complimentary bar and snack service, and a generous free baggage allowance”.

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 for short and medium haul flights. 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.

30 March 2015

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