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The Manchester Mexican jets off with bmi

8th June 2007 Print
Ricky Hatton Ricky Hatton jetted off to Las Vegas with bmi, his official airline from the North West, in preparation for his fight against Jose Luis Castillo on 23 June at the Thomas and Mack Centre.

As the only airline to fly direct from Manchester to Las Vegas, bmi is Ricky’s preferred airline of choice, and is the now the only airline Team Hatton travels with to Las Vegas.

Ricky, who was travelling with his agent, Paul Speak, and trainer, Billy Graham, was treated to a grand departure at Manchester airport by bmi.

Travelling in the business, Team Hatton will enjoy an exceptional in-flight service to Las Vegas, experiencing maximum comfort for the duration of the 10 ½ hour flight.

With only 16 days to the big fight, Ricky’s strict diet will be taken into account by bmi’s on-board chef, who will cater for any requests made by the boxing champ.

Before boarding bmi’s flights to Las Vegas, Ricky commented: “I am looking forward to getting to Las Vegas and completing my training for the fight. bmi’s business cabin is very comfortable – the dedicated cabin crew really look after passengers and the food prepared by the chef is top notch.”

Lisa Meredith, bmi marketing manager, consumer leisure, comments: “We are proud to be Ricky’s official airline from the North West. As the only airline to fly direct from Manchester to Las Vegas and boasting an on-board chef in the business, bmi is the perfect choice for Team Hatton. We wish Ricky the best of luck and look forward to his return journey, with belt in tow.”

bmi’s award-winning in-flight service will ensure that Ricky arrives in Las Vegas totally refreshed and relaxed and more importantly - ready for victory.

The airline is also carrying hoards of the Hitman’s fans to Las Vegas for the fight throughout June.

bmi flies direct from Manchester to Las Vegas three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, departing at 09.50 from Terminal 3.

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