Bmi Regional, a UK based airline, is launching new routes from Bristol, UK, to Hamburg and Frankfurt in Germany.
The airline is offering five-times-weekly flights to Hamburg from February 11, 2013, and a six times per week service to Frankfurt in late March, 2013.
Cathal O’Connell, the airline’s chief executive, said, ‘The launch of new services to Germany is a continuation of bmi regional’s promise to serve key economic and transport hubs to multiple destinations across Europe.
Our choice of destinations is based on customer demand and with Hamburg being a significant operational base for major employers such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco and Frankfurt a world hub offering connectivity throughout the globe, we are supplying services our business users have asked for. Both cities are exciting destinations for leisure customers and with launch fares starting from as low as £49.99 each way, we also expect to see a boost in both inbound tourists to the South West region.
We are also reviewing other opportunities with the team at Bristol Airport and hope to announce additional routes in the New Year.’
Robert Sinclair, the chief executive officer at Bristol Airport, said, ‘Today’s announcement is a major statement of Bristol Airport’s commitment to providing the connectivity which is vital in enabling the economies of the South West and South Wales to compete on a global stage.
It forms part of an overall strategy to enhance services and facilities for the region’s business passengers, including commencement of a £600,000 project to create a new, improved executive lounge in the terminal.
When we ran a recent survey of ‘most wanted’ routes, German destinations featured strongly in responses from the business community. As well as being an important financial centre, Frankfurt is a major global hub offering access to a huge range of onward connections. Hamburg is a key location for several major companies in the South West, such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco.
Both new services will be warmly welcomed by the many businesses across the South West and South Wales with customers, suppliers or aspirations to trade in Germany and beyond.’