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Growth at Birmingham for bmibaby

20th February 2007 Print
bmibaby, the award winning airline with tiny fares and the Midlands largest carrier has announced further growth at Birmingham International Airport. The airline, which has been embarking on a prolific expansion programme at Birmingham International, will base an additional Boeing 737 aircraft at the airport taking its total fleet to nine. Capacity will increase by a staggering 80% year on year.

The growth sees the introduction of a new four times a week service to the popular UK destination of Jersey with the start of truly low fares on the route from just £24.99 one way including taxes. The lowest lead in price currently offered by an existing carrier on the route from Birmingham International is 40 per cent more expensive than bmibaby. The airline plans to increase its Jersey service to double daily flights over the next 12 months.

Demand from business passengers for the airline’s existing low fare flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow International has been so overwhelming that the airline has decided to again increase the number of daily flights one year ahead of its initial plans. bmibaby will now be offering five flights a day to Edinburgh and four flights a day to Glasgow International. Fares start from just £18.99 one way, including taxes and are on sale now at

David Hodge, bmibaby marketing director, said:

"I am pleased to announce even more growth at Birmingham International with the introduction of a new route to Jersey with fares starting from just £24.99 one way including taxes. This takes the total number of European destinations served by bmibaby at the airport to 21."

"We are also ramping up the number of daily flights on services to Edinburgh from four to five and on Glasgow International from three to four. Fares will continue to be aggressively priced, starting from just £18.99 one way, including taxes and charges."

"bmibaby remains the largest carrier in the Midlands and we have more exciting initiatives in the pipeline over the next few months as we consolidate and build on our number one position."

The airline only started operations at Birmingham in January 2005 but has grown rapidly to become the major carrier at the airport now operating to 21 European destinations. In late 2006 the airline announced that it was launching new routes to Aberdeen, Barcelona, Faro, Glasgow International, Lisbon, Marseille Provence, Murcia and Rome (Fiumicino).

bmibaby is the only major carrier to allow free travel for infants (under 2 years of age) on board all its flights.