bmi regional extends partnership with Brussels Airlines

Today, bmi regional added seven new routes to its network thanks to an agreement extending the carrier’s codeshare partnership with Brussels Airlines.

bmi regional travelers will now be able to book onto flights operated by Brussels Airlines from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast and Nantes in Northern France to the Belgian capital. This move further strengthens relationship between bmi regional, and Brussels Airlines, who first agreed codeshares on two routes to Brussels in 2014, from East Midlands and Newcastle.

Jochen Schnadt, Chief Commercial Office for bmi regional, commented:

‘The extension of our codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines means that our passengers now have a range of new routes into Brussels. We are delighted to build on our existing collaboration, supporting both the airline and Belgium in accessing a new audiences in the UK and beyond. Brussels Airlines and bmi regional share similar values, we are business powered, full-service airlines who put great store by customer convenience and delivering a quality experience.”

Brussels Airlines Vice President Commercial Benelux, Europe and North-America, Frederic Dechamps, said:

“We have developed over the last years a successful commercial and operational partnership with bmi regional and this extended codeshare cooperation is a logic next step,”

“This collaboration is once more an illustration of the importance we give to the UK in our growing network. We look forward to welcoming the bmi regional clients on board our Brussels Airlines services.”

Brussels Airlines has a fleet of 50 aircraft flying to 92 European, African and North American destinations, operating about 300 flights a day, meaning there are huge opportunities for onward connections for bmi regional customers.

This extended collaboration comes after a busy few months for bmi regional which have seen major growth in their route network and flight frequency, as well as pricing and product innovations. Earlier this year they launched four new routes from Munich, effectively establishing the Bavarian capital as a second European hub after Bristol. New routes launched were to Southampton, Milan Bergamo, Rostock (Germany) and Norköpping (Sweden).

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