Earlier this year, Sector Aviation Holdings successfully purchased BMI Regional from IAG as part of the breakup of British Midland Airways.
Today, the airline has annouced its first new routes and will operate the two new routes as well as the current ones:
- Bristol and Aberdeen,
- Manchester and Antwerp.
The new routes will commence on 29th October and will operate twice daily, with further routes to be announced later on.
BMI Regional and IAG are operating under a transition agreement as the airline gets feet on the ground. On 28th October, the airline will become a fully independent airline and will operate from a base at East Midlands Airport.
They’ve also launched a new website at bmiregional.com, with a spanking new logo too – it maybe familiar to some of us…
Bookings on BMI Regional routes can be made at the old BMI site for now, with a new frequent flyer scheme in the works too.
BMI Regional have also inherited a nice IATA Code – BM as its flight designator
And for those at BMI Regional – the best of luck to you all. It’s a tough business, but Regional was one of the few parts of BMI that was making any money at one point.
Best of luck to them indeed. It’ll be interesting to see how they perform on the MAN-ANR route, given they basically took it over from CityJet.