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bmi regional takes off for Lyon

24th May 2007 Print
bmi regional, officially the UK’s most punctual airline, launches its daily direct service between Manchester and Lyon on Friday (25th May). The airline’s new non-stop flights create an important link between the North West and France’s third largest city and will be the only direct service outside London following BA’s exit from Manchester and Birmingham.

With a reputation as the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is a major centre of business and is renowned for its silk, textiles and fashion. It also provides a gateway to the Alps and some of France’s oldest wine regions.

Peter Kenworthy, bmi regional commercial director, said: “We are delighted to be launching flights between the cities of Manchester and Lyon, both of which are important business and popular tourist destinations. Our services are designed for the business and leisure traveller and we look forward to welcoming passengers onboard.”

Using modern Embraer jet aircraft on the 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.

The new service also provides a fast service between Scotland and Lyon as it connects with the airline’s expanding network from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Manchester

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.

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