BMI Regional announces Birmingham hub with three new routes
BMI Regional is creating a new hub at Birmingham airport, launching three new European routes from the UK’s second city.
The new routes to Graz, Austria, Nuremburg, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden will start in early 2017.
The Graz flight will commence on 27 February 2017, initially with a twice weekly service on Mondays and Fridays, increasing to four times weekly in March, while the Nuremberg and Gothenburg routes will launch on 8 May 2017, with six return flights per week.
The carrier says the new base and new destinations from the Midlands will offer exciting opportunities for customers looking for a new and inspiring experiences in 2017.
Graz will be BMI’s first destination in Austria, Nuremberg will be its seventh in Germany and Gothenburg its fourth in Sweden.
The airline’s chief commercial officer Jochen Schnadt said: “We are delighted to be introducing flights from Birmingham as part of our ever-expanding portfolio.
“BMI Regional has always offered customers an array of up-and-coming destinations to explore and enjoy and we anticipate all three routes to be popular.
“Given the many issues we are facing in different parts of Europe and the world these days, many people are looking for new experiences in more familiar regions and our new destinations have an abundance of interesting and exciting experiences to offer to customers.
“We’re also happy to once again be bringing the bmi regional level of quality, convenience, service and professionalism to travellers from the Midlands.”
William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s aviation director, added: “It is great news that BMI Regional will be offering flights to Nuremberg, Gothenburg and Graz this year.
“All three routes are currently unserved from Birmingham so we thank it for filling these gaps and offering leisure travellers the chance to visit these vibrant city break destinations.”