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bmi Aberdeen-Brussels service takes to the skies

17th April 2007 Print
bmi regional’s new international route between Aberdeen and the Belgian capital of Brussels takes to the skies from Monday this week. The Aberdeen-based airline’s direct six-times weekly service will provide a convenient afternoon departure and a much needed non-stop flight connection between the two cities.

Stewart Adams, managing director of bmi regional, said: “We are delighted to be introducing links between our home city and Brussels, both important European financial and commercial centres. We are experiencing strong demand from the business market, but are also looking forward to welcoming both inbound and outbound leisure passengers. We expect this to be an extremely popular addition to our route network.”

The new service takes advantage of support from the Scottish Executive Route Development Fund. Set up in 2002, the fund encourages direct links to Scottish airports thereby reducing journey times and offering alternatives to flying through hubs like London, improving Scotland’s global connectivity, providing new jobs and stimulating tourism and business markets.

Using modern Embraer jet aircraft on the new route, passengers can look forward to attractive business and economy fares and the renowned bmi regional service, which continues to offer complimentary in-flight refreshments to all passengers.

bmi regional also continues to be the UK’s most punctual airline, according to CAA published statistics. Unrivalled punctuality and reliance in the air is matched with speed and efficiency on the ground with business lounge facilities and range of check-in options, including online or self-service check-in.

The launch is just one of six new routes which have been announced by bmi regional so far this year. Aberdeen-Kristiansand; Edinburgh-Zurich; Leeds Bradford-Copenhagen; Leeds Bradford-Lille; and Manchester-Lyon are also newcomers to the summer schedule for bmi regional.