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Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 1:18 am

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!

RE: Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 4:00 am

Great news!  Smile

I'll be able to see bmi's sign at Vancouver International Airports' Int'l departure hall.  Smile
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RE: Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 4:06 am

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!
go canada!
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RE: Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 5:15 am

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

RE: Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 5:45 am

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.
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RE: Bmi & AC To Codeshare Between Britain & Canada

Wed Jun 27, 2001 7:41 am

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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