Bmi Announces New Connecting Flight from Manchester

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More convenient and flexible schedule for connecting customers.

bmi, Britain's business airline, has changed its schedule on flights between Manchester and London for its winter timetable. The new schedule will see a new rotation added with more convenient flight times for customers making onward connections with bmi at Heathrow to key destinations within the Middle East, such as Beirut and Tel Aviv or with Star Alliance partners to the Far East. From October, customers can choose from seven daily flights including the new mid-morning flight service from Manchester to Heathrow, departing 10.50, and arriving in the capital at midday.

bmi's Managing Director, Peter Spencer said: "The new schedule between Manchester and Heathrow demonstrates our commitment to providing a more seamless service for our customers. The new rotation connects perfectly with our flights to Beirut and Tel Aviv at Heathrow making travel with bmi to the Middle East from Manchester smoother and quicker, while the schedule works well with our Star Alliance partners and their onward connections to the Far East. "

bmi also recently extended its complimentary Chauffeur Drive service to include UK regional airports, meaning customers travelling on selected Business Class fares from Manchester to Almaty, Amman, Azerbaijan, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv and Yerevan can now take advantage of this service to and from the airport at each end. The service is also available in the UK only for those travelling to Tehran and Tbilisi.

In addition to benefits including online check-in and Chauffeur Drive, customers can also take advantage of Diamond Club, the UK's most generous frequent flyer programme, and bmi's Company Rewards programme for SMEs (small and medium enterprises). Diamond Club destinations miles can be spent on flights with Star Alliance member airlines, hotel accommodation and on a range of gifts and treats.

bmi is the airline for business travellers offering an extensive UK and international network, with over 1,800 flights a week to more than 45 destinations worldwide. Along with the UK's most generous frequent flyer programme, Diamond Club, Business travellers with bmi can check-in online, use self check-in machines or priority check in areas and also have access to the bmi Business Lounge with a fast track through security.

Notes to Editors:
As part of the new winter schedule, bmi is adding two additional rotations from Manchester to London Heathrow. Departing Manchester at 10.50am and 8.50am , both flights conveniently connect with bmi departures to Beirut and Tel Aviv. The return flights from London Heathrow at 11.30am and 3.05pm, perfectly serve bmi's flights in from Beirut and Tel Aviv, connecting back through to Manchester.

  • bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world's leading international hub airports. Across its mainline route network bmi operates to Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Aleppo; Almaty; Amman; Amsterdam; Baku; Beirut; Belfast City; Bishkek; Brussels; Cairo; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Edinburgh; Freetown; Glasgow; Hanover; Jeddah; Khartoum; Kiev; London Heathrow; Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Palma Mallorca; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Tel Aviv; Venice; Yerevan. bmi regional operates to Aberdeen; Birmingham; Brussels; Cologne; Copenhagen; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Esbjerg; Glasgow; Groningen; Leeds Bradford; Lyon; Manchester; Norwich; Zurich.
  • bmi is a member of Star Alliance, established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 and was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries.

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