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bmi celebrates 20 years of Aberdeen – Esbjerg route

29th April 2008 Print
bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual airline, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its route between Aberdeen and Denmark, which provides vital business links for the North East.

The Aberdeen–Esbjerg route, served by bmi regional, part of the bmi group, began in April 1988 and now operates six days a week between Aberdeen and the Danish city.

Esbjerg has been voted 'City of the Year' twice - first in 1997 following the corporate work between the public and private sectors and then again in 2006 as a result of the city’s support for sport, art and music, and for providing quality facilities to develop that talent even further.

Formerly Denmark's principal fishing port the harbour remains an economic driving force for the city. Esbjerg is also the chief city for Denmark's oil and offshore activities with major companies including Mærsk Oil & Gas having related activities in the region.

Stewart Adams, bmi regional managing director, said “bmi regional is totally dedicated to providing the cities of Aberdeen and Esbjerg with a punctual service between the two destinations. I am extremely proud that bmi regional has provided such a consistent service between Scotland and Denmark over the past 20 years, an important link for the oil sector and leisure markets.”

Shirley Smith of Portlethen-based oil and gas company, Ensco said: "We regularly fly people to Esbjerg every week and find the service to be fast, reliable and cost effective, with good connecting flight times. All in all the service supports our business needs - keep up the good work!"

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Geoff Runcie added: “Direct international air services are crucial to the North East business community and the commitment of bmi regional to this important route, which supports a number of oil and gas sector businesses, is key to sustaining our position as a strategic energy hub.”