London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
bmi is delighted to be the recipient of a Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Award in this year's awards, presented last week at the Royal Institution, London despite stiff competition from Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways and KLM. bmi won the award for Best Short-haul Leisure Airline on routes such as:
The Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Awards have been running since 2001 and are voted for by readers of the popular aspirational travel magazine. In the voting this year readers particularly praised the bmi for its child-friendliness and value for money. The airline scored a total of 87.37% in this category and was also a runner up in the Best Business Airline award.
Commenting on the win, Dominic Paul, bmi's Managing Director today said, 'We are delighted to be recognised by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller as offering a quality leisure product and we are very proud of our win. It is great that our child-friendliness and value are acknowledged.'
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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; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Tel Aviv; 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.