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Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

bmi british midland to market Canadian services from Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow

bmi british midland, the UK’s second-largest airline, is to extend its long-haul network, with the addition of nine Canadian services, through a code-share agreement with Air Canada announced today.

The airline will initially offer services from Heathrow to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver as well as from Manchester to Toronto and Glasgow to Toronto. It is anticipated that additional Canadian Cities will be added to the bmi british midland route network over a period of time.

Under the code-share agreement, which is subject to approval from the Canadian Government, the five routes will be marketed and sold jointly by the airlines, and will have a bmi british midland designation.

bmi british midland already offers onward connections to Air Canada passengers through its extensive European network from Heathrow, with code-share services to Brussels, Glasgow, Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Teeside, Manchester and Amsterdam.

Sir Michael Bishop, chairman, said:

“The code share means that for the first time, travellers will be able to book bmi british midland long-haul flights from Heathrow. It’s all part of our strategy to extend our route network across the globe, offering a real competitive choice to BA and its oneworld partners at Heathrow.

“By extending the agreement to cover Manchester, we are also demonstrating our commitment to increase competitive options from our developing hub at this airport.”

bmi british midland and Air Canada are both members of Star Alliance, the world’s leading airline alliance.

The first step of longhauls from LHR!

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Great news!  Smile

I'll be able to see bmi's sign at Vancouver International Airports' Int'l departure hall.  Smile

User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Just like we unfortunately thought... yippee yi ki yay... looks like getting BMI equipement into YVR is an impossibility now.

What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineGo canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2729 times:

Bad move for bmi-shows that they cant expand on there own...this agreement doesnt say anything about bmi actually flying to canada, just selling air canada seats.

I dont think this is really a signifcant annoucement, it was coming because both are in the star alliance.

It will nothing apart from further push C3000 into another alliance.

It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2717 times:

bmi currently only ordered 4 A332. (2 are already delivered, and 1 is leased to SAS) I don't think bmi will able to launch new routes with only 3-4 long-haul aircraft.

May be bmi will use their a/c to Canada when they orders and receives addtional aircraft.

User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

i have heard from strong sources from bmi that they may be buying/leasing 2-3 A340's from either SAS or Singapore Airlines.

regards BDRules.

Go Canada dont you realise that airlines in an alliance work together to make the most of routes.

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