Meet the Official England Rugby Squad With bmi

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Leading airline British Midland International (bmi) is delighted to be the official sponsor of England Rugby and is offering customers the chance to win tickets to an England Team training day in the lead up to the Autumn Internationals.

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We are delighted to be the official airline of England Rugby for another year. bmi is extremely proud of its British roots and is thrilled to work with the RFU in order to bring extra benefits to our valued customers and offer the chance to meet the England squad before the Autumn Internationals get underway.

Leading airline British Midland International (bmi) is delighted to be the official sponsor of England Rugby and is offering customers the chance to win tickets to an England Team training day in the lead up to the Autumn Internationals.

Showcasing its commitment to British sport, bmi’s partnership with the Rugby Football Union - which was established in February 2009 - includes support for all England’s international teams, as well as the exclusive naming rights of Twickenham Stadium’s South Stand debenture lounge, which was renamed the bmi Diamond Club last year, after the airline’s loyalty scheme – the UK’s most generous frequent flyer programme.

The Autumn Internationals kick-off on Saturday 6th November 2010 and bmi is therefore giving everyone the chance to win tickets to an official training session on Tuesday 26th October. Winners will get to go behind the scenes at the England training camp to watch the team train and meet the squad, before listening to a presentation by the England Manager and ex-England Captain, Martin Johnson.

For a chance to win customers simply need to log on to http://www.myflybmi.co.uk/rugby/ and follow the instructions. The three highest scores will each win two guest passes to the England training camp, while the two runner-ups will receive rugby memorabilia signed by the team. Full terms & conditions apply and the competition closes at 1700 Friday 22nd October. Customers can get frequent updates on the competition via twitter by following @flybmi.

Joerg Hennemann, bmi chief commercial officer, commented:

“We are delighted to be the official airline of England Rugby for another year. bmi is extremely proud of its British roots and is thrilled to work with the RFU in order to bring extra benefits to our valued customers and offer the chance to meet the England squad before the Autumn Internationals get underway.”

Please visit http://www.flybmi.com for further details

For further information please contact:
LEWIS PR on 0207 802 2626 or via email: bmi(at)lewispr(dot)com or the bmi press office on 01332 854687 or via email: pressoffice(at)flybmi(dot)com    

Notes to Editors:

British Midland International (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; Tripoli, Vienna; Yerevan.

bmi Regional operates to Birmingham; Brussels; Copenhagen; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Esbjerg; Glasgow; Groningen; Leeds Bradford; Lyon; Manchester; Norwich; Zurich.

bmi is a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was 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 and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, 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, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Air India and Ethiopian Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers over 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 airports in 181 countries.

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