BA on Strike Again? bmi to the Rescue with More Seats and Services

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Leading UK airline, bmi British Midland International, is to add extra seats to some of its destinations during the forthcoming series of BA strikes.

BA Strike Flight Information Board

As a fresh series of strikes looms, bmi will continue to offer a better alternative to customers. We are increasing the number of seats available on our services so that customers can guarantee getting to their destinations when they planned to, particularly during the half-term period.

The move – which will see larger aircraft placed on certain routes on bmi’s domestic and international network – is in response to growing demand as customers switch to bmi to guarantee that they will get to their destinations.

Thousands of extra seats will be added during the strike periods. The first BA strike will begin on 18th May, ending on 22nd May, with three further five-day strikes beginning on 24th May, 30th May and 5th June.

In addition, bmi is helping former BA customers by offering:

BA Gold and Silver Executive Club members access to bmi owned lounges, including the acclaimed Great British Lounge and the newly-refurbished London Room at Heathrow Terminal 1.

BA Executive Club members will also be offered a status match into bmi’s Diamond Club programme (e.g. gold to gold, silver to silver) and benefit from double miles on all bmi travel until the end of June.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of bmi British Midland International, commented:

“As a fresh series of strikes looms, bmi will continue to offer a better alternative to customers. We are increasing the number of seats available on our services so that customers can guarantee getting to their destinations when they planned to, particularly during the half-term period.”

Seats are still available on flights to London Heathrow – Aberdeen, Berlin, Cairo, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jeddah, Manchester, Moscow, Riyadh and Vienna. Prices start from £36 one way. Book now at flybmi.com.

The global reach of bmi is further extended by being a member of Star Alliance – offering customers a seamless and integrated travel experience to over 1,000 airports in 175 countries.

For more information, please visit http://www.flybmi.com or contact:

bmi Corporate Communications on 01332 854687

or Paul Charles / Julia Perowne at LEWIS PR on 020 7802 2626 or via email at paul.charles@lewispr.com or julia.perowne@lewispr.com

Editor’s Notes:

·     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; Almaty; Amman; Baku; Beirut; Belfast City; Berlin; Bishkek; Cairo; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Edinburgh; Freetown; Glasgow; Hanover; Jeddah; Khartoum; London Heathrow; Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Vienna; Yerevan.
bmi Regional operates to Aberdeen; Birmingham; Brussels; 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 worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, 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. Aegean Airlines, Air India, and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries.

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