bmiexpat
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New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:51 pm

From the start of the Summer 2007 timetable bmi regional plan to launch the following new routes,

Edinburgh - Zurich daily
Aberdeen - Kristiansand daily
Leeds Bradford - Copenhagen daily

Plus an extra Manchester - Edinburgh daily rotation

The number of aircraft in the regional fleet rising from 16 to 20.
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:02 pm

Quoting Bmiexpat (Thread starter):
Leeds Bradford - Copenhagen daily

IIRC someone used to operate on this route a few years back, anyone remember? I reckon it didn't do well since it was cancelled, but??

I'm no expert on Britain's geography, but isn't Leeds pretty close to BHX with flights to CPH?

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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 1):
I'm no expert on Britain's geography, but isn't Leeds pretty close to BHX with flights to CPH?

Not really, it is on the other side of the country and quite a long way north. Also the roads from Leeds to Birmingham are pretty congested.
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:16 pm

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 1):

LBA is fairly close to MAN
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:25 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
LBA is fairly close to MAN

MAN, BHX, same-same....  Smile SK has two daily from MAN to CPH, but there used to be DM and also BA (not at the same time, though), so maybe there could be room for a E145 from bmi and Leeds
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:27 pm

Great news. I love the bmi regional product, Makes a nice change from all the low cost carriers in the UK and the fares arn't that expensive on some of the routes. What aircraft what will we be seeing, more 135's or 145's?
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:35 pm

Quoting BMED (Reply 5):
What aircraft what will we be seeing, more 135's or 145's?

At least on CPH a Y42C7 145. They've ordered four 145s so I guess this goes for the other routes as well, but not sure.

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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:16 am

The LBA link will be good, any ideas which a/c this will be?
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:18 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 7):

Mon-Fri ER4
Sat/Sun ER3
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 1):

Approx. 160Km away from each other.
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:06 am

Can anyone confirm that these routes will have codeshares with SAS and SWISS as appropiate. These codeshares would make sense, especially at ZRH and CPH for onward connections

Quoting Bmiexpat (Thread starter):
Edinburgh - Zurich daily



Quoting Bmiexpat (Thread starter):
Aberdeen - Kristiansand daily
Leeds Bradford - Copenhagen daily
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:42 am

What do BD know that no other airline knows - are they the only airline ordering small RJs at the moment?
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):
What do BD know that no other airline knows - are they the only airline ordering small RJs at the moment?

Are these 'new' aircraft really new or are they used?

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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:46 am

I think that they are new, I know that they had some options.
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting BMED (Reply 13):
I think that they are new, I know that they had some options.

I think at least one or two ER4 are ex-LOT.
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:04 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 10):
Can anyone confirm that these routes will have codeshares with SAS

They will have that, and the route is particularly aimed at connections to the Baltics via CPH

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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:42 pm

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 4):
same-same....

Same, same - but different.  Silly
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:48 pm

I've flown BD MAN-EDI/GLA-MAN a few times on their ER4s. On the whole, it was a nice experience. What's everyone else's opinions on BD's regional offering?
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 17):
What's everyone else's opinions on BD's regional offering?

I flew them LBA-EDI-BRU-LBA on 145/135s in November 05. They were absolutely amazing - hot snack on all flights, free alcohol, and the service on board was outstanding.

My trip report's on here:
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:31 pm

EDI-ZRH... interesting. Why this one now, whilst cancelling EDI-MUC before it started? True, both EDI and ZRH are financial centres (sort of), but MUC offes more Star Alliance connections.

And of course I haven't mentioned yet that all of this doesn't look like any sort of coeherent network strategy by bmi - but noone would expect that from them, right?
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting Mozart (Reply 19):
And of course I haven't mentioned yet that all of this doesn't look like any sort of coeherent network strategy by bmi - but noone would expect that from them, right?

Coherent network strategy- bmi. I don't think I've ever seen these words in the same sentence!!!
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Mozart (Reply 19):
all of this doesn't look like any sort of coeherent network strategy by bmi -

Some poeple will use anything as an excuse to bash bmi. I think you will find that bmi regional's strategy is to serve niche markets, using small jets, all of which it has been very successful at doing, and remains a very profitable part of the company.

This is another example of bmi regional doing what it does best.

(with bmi on the other hand, I can see what you mean!)
 
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:15 am

Quoting Mozart (Reply 19):
EDI-ZRH... interesting. Why this one now, whilst cancelling EDI-MUC before it started?

Im not sure exactly why MUC wasn't started when it was previsouly announced but since then Easyjet have announced the route so unless bmi could get slots at MUC for double daily flights at suitable times for business passengers, I think ZRH was a better choice instead of MUC

Quoting Mozart (Reply 19):
And of course I haven't mentioned yet that all of this doesn't look like any sort of coeherent network strategy by bmi -

As far as regional routes go I think the strategy is to start new routes based on strong local demand and the conections bmi's Star partners can offer.
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:22 am

ZRH still offers star alliance connections through SWISS though and they are expanding their long haul.
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RE: New Bmi Regional Routes

Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting Mozart (Reply 19):
EDI-ZRH... interesting. Why this one now, whilst cancelling EDI-MUC before it started? True, both EDI and ZRH are financial centres (sort of), but MUC offes more Star Alliance connections.

EDI-MUC never started because BD couldn't get suitable slots to operate a decent 2x daily schedule, I believe the problem was the morning flight.
They (BD) tried again for this summer and once again failed to get suitable slots and now have been beaten to it by EZY who got by operating a daily afternoon flight outside of peak times managed to secure the slots they wanted.
However, I think ZRH is a great alternative to MUC and I shall be using this service for sure at some point!

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