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bmi to add more seats during BA strikes

17th May 2010 Print

bmi is to add extra seats to some of its destinations during the forthcoming series of BA strikes.
The move – which will see larger aircraft placed on certain routes on bmi’s domestic and international network – is in response to growing demand as customers switch to bmi to guarantee that they will get to their destinations.
Thousands of extra seats will be added during the strike periods. The first BA strike will begin on 18th May, ending on 22nd May, with three further five-day strikes beginning on 24th May, 30th May and 5th June.
In addition, bmi is helping BA customers by offering:

- BA Gold and Silver Executive Club members access to bmi owned lounges, including the acclaimed Great British Lounge and the newly-refurbished London Room at Heathrow Terminal 1.

- BA Executive Club members will also be offered a status match into bmi’s Diamond Club programme (e.g. gold to gold, silver to silver) and benefit from double miles on all bmi travel until the end of June.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of bmi, British Midland International, said: “As a fresh series of strikes looms, bmi will continue to offer a better alternative to customers. We are increasing the number of seats available on our services so that customers can guarantee getting to their destinations when they planned to, particularly during the half-term period.”
Seats are still available on flights across the network including London Heathrow – Aberdeen, Berlin, Cairo, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jeddah, Manchester, Moscow, Riyadh and Vienna. Prices start from £39 one way.  Book now at