bmi to fly from Bristol to Gothenburg
European regional airline bmi is to launch a new twice-weekly route from Bristol to Gothenburg starting on 22 January.
The latest addition brings the number of destinations served by bmi from Bristol to nine, including Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen.
Bristol is the carrier’s biggest UK hub and offers onward connections to 35 destinations in 11 European countries via the likes of Munich, Brussels and Frankfurt.
Gothenburg is the airline’s first Swedish route from Bristol, and as well as being the location of Scandinavia’s largest port and a hub for global trade, it is a popular mini-break destination as well as being the gateway to the stunning coast of West Sweden.
Jochen Schnadt, bmi’s chief commercial officer, said: “As part of our ongoing strategy to connect key business regions, it was a natural choice to increase our service offering to/from Gothenburg by adding a further Gothenburg route to our network, connecting Sweden’s second largest city to our largest UK base in Bristol.
“Given our experiences on the Birmingham to Gothenburg market so far, we believe this new route will prove attractive to business as well as leisure customers alike enjoying bmi’s service of fast and convenient air-services.”
Nigel Scott, business development director at Bristol Airport, said: “We are delighted with the announcement of the new Gothenburg route operating twice weekly from Bristol Airport. This extends the choice of destinations available to passengers from the South West and Wales, whether travelling for business or leisure.”
The route will fly out of Bristol on Mondays and Thursdays, departing Bristol at 13.40, arriving Gothenburg at 16.50. The return flights will depart Gothenburg on Tuesdays at 14.40 and arrive in Bristol at 16.00 and on Fridays, departing Gothenburg at 11.40, arriving Bristol at 13.00. Fares on the route start from £99 one-way.
For more information visit www.flybmi.com