Archive for the ‘bmi’ Category

London strike – gridlock at Heathrow

November 29th, 2011

It happened again – the spectre of strike looms over travellers. Passengers flying to or via London Airport (LHR) will probably face major disruptions on Wednesday November 30, 2011 when even as much as 2.6 million public sector employees are due to walk out in protest over pension changes.

The problem for travellers is that among them are UK Border Agency employees. The British authorities are taking measures in order to minimize the impact of the strike by training volunteers and fetching help from other departments.

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Aviation news, bmi, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Europe, London Heathrow, News by Continent, Virgin Atlantic

Halloween sale on airfares from BMI

October 31st, 2011

Trick or treat! Or to be more specific – just treats, no tricks! The British-based airline bmi launched a sale in the spirit of the forthcoming Halloween celebration. Well, not quite in the Halloween spirit as there are no tricks involved. Instead, there are airfares starting at £49 for round-trip.

Remember though – you have time until midnight. So have a glance at these delicious offers and book without further ado.

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Airfare Deals, Airlines, bmi

New routes and services – update

October 24th, 2011

Hi aviation enthusiasts. Let us start off the week with with a dose of news about new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers.

We begin with the flag carrier of France. Air France has extended its offer of flights from Marseilles Airport. Now travellers from this airport may fly directly on two news routes: Marseilles – Prague and Marseilles – Eindhoven.

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Air France, Airlines, bmi, Hawaiian Airlines, Ryanair

Volcanic ash cloud. Grímsvötn causes first cancellations

May 24th, 2011

History likes to repeat itself. It did not take long after the dust has settled down after the eruption of Eyafjallajökull, before yet another Icelandic volcano woke up and rumbled. Grímsvötn erupted on Saturday and by now the cloud ash has reached Norway and Scotland causing small disruptions there.

The current situation is very unclear and changing. The ash cloud is believed to reach Sweden by Tuesday but the forecast are not always precise – e.g. the Norwegian aviation authorities did not expect the cloud to reach Norway so quickly.

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Airlines, bmi, British Airways, Europe, Iceland Express, KLM, Natural disasters, News by Continent, SAS

Quite a few new routes in 2011

February 7th, 2011


Hi there. We start off this week with quite a number of new routes in an attempt to keep YOU updated. We will look into the new services very briefly as the sheer quantity does not allow us to go into the details.

One year ago Allegiant moved 10 of its routes from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Orlando International Airport but now announced the homecoming of all ten routes in a bid to consolidate its all Orlando flights. The routes in question are e.g. Orlando Sanford – Allentown, Orlando Sanford – Des Moines or Orlando Sanford – Lexington. By now the return of all the routes should be accomplished.

While Allegiant is reshuffling the existing routes, Skyways is growing big time. Following the merger with Avia Express and a shift in ownership, this Swedish-based low-cost airline is adding six new international destinations and one domestic destination to its route network. The carriers new base becomes Airport Jönköping. The change will be marked by the opening of new services from Jönköping to Brussels and from Jönköping to Berlin Tegel. Both services will be in operation as of March 28, 2011.

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Aer Arann, Airlines, AirTran, Allegiant Air, bmi, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Skyways, Tiger Airways

bmi to launch new route from London to Tripoli

September 29th, 2010

British airline bmi announced that it would launch a new daily service from London Heathrow to Tripoli.  The service will be operated from December 1, 2010 with Airbus A319.

According to Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, chief executive of bmi, bmi’s new route to Tripoli expands existing services to and from cities of influence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Connections from New York, Boston, Washington, Houston, Chicago and Toronto are available with Star Alliance and code-share partners – Continental Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and United and Air Canada. More details and timetable can be found at the website of the carrier.

Africa, Airlines, bmi, New Routes, North America, Virgin Atlantic

Bmi: Your Libian adventure

September 24th, 2010

The Castle Donington based carrier bmi comes up with a very interesting offer indeed. The direction is southwards as often is the case but the destination is a bit less conventional – Tripoli.

The London – Tripoli connection is a novelty in this carrier’s route network and will be in operation as of December 01, 2010 but is available for booking already now. As for the price, return tickets start from £265 which is not an inordinate price for such a journey.

If you feel like embarking on a trip to the ancient city of Tripoli either for the sake of its architectural titbits or in hope of catching a glimpse of the eccentric dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, click here and book the promo tickets!

Airfare Deals, bmi

easyJet becomes UK’s largest airline

March 16th, 2010

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published figures that show that easyJet is the UK’s largest airline, measured by the number of passengers flown for the second year in a row. In 2009 over 28 million passengers flew with easyJet through UK airports, which is significantly more than any other airline.

In just 15 years easyJet has grown from a small two aircraft operation to become the UK’s largest airline, operating out of 16 airports across the UK from Inverness down to Bristol. In addition the airline is making significant headway in Europe. easyJet is now the leading airline at many major European airports such as Milan Malpensa, and is the second largest airline in France and Switzerland. easyJet currently offers over 500 routes across 29 countries with a fleet of nearly 200 aircraft.

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Airlines, bmi, British Airways, easyJet, Europe, Flybe, Other, Ryanair

bmi announces new codeshare partnership with Swiss

March 4th, 2010

British Midland International commonly known as bmi announced yesterday new codeshare agreement with Swiss International Air lines. bmi will codeshare with Swiss, also part of the Lufthansa group, on all UK to Switzerland routes including Zurich, Geneva and Basel. bmi will be now able to offer also fares from Zurich, Geneva and Basel to London Heathrow, London City, Manchester, Birmingham International and Edinburgh and improve connections between Switzerland and the wider bmi network.

The developing partnership will offer even greater flexibility to customers of both carriers and in particular will connect Scottish and Northern England passengers to Swiss’ network of 76 destinations worldwide in total.

Airlines, bmi, Europe, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines

SWISS: new destination of London Heathrow

November 24th, 2009

SWISS will be further expanding its range of services between London and Geneva on January 10, 2010. An additional aircraft will be stationed in Geneva to operate the new flights. SWISS and its sister Lufthansa Group airline British Midland (bmi) also plan to collaborate more closely on their services between Switzerland and the UK.

SWISS is steadily expanding its services to and from Geneva, despite the continuing economic crisis. From January 10, 2010 onwards, SWISS will offer six new daily services between Geneva and London Heathrow. Together with a modified service of four daily flights to London City (compared to the present six), SWISS will be doubling the number of seats it offers to and from the important London market, and further strengthening its position at and around Geneva.

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Airlines, bmi, Europe, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines