EMA secures worldwide connectivity

bmi Regional has announced a new service from East Midlands Airport to Frankfurt, the world's 9th largest airport and one of Europe's primary business centres. The new service, starting on 31 October 2011 will offer the region worldwide connectivity to the Americas, Africa, Asia and India.

bmi Regional will be the only airline to operate flights direct to Frankfurt from East Midlands Airport and onward connections with its parent company Lufthansa via the Frankfurt Airport hub. Opportunities for freight forwarders are available with at least 250kgs of cargo space available on each flight.

The new service to Frankfurt is great for both business and leisure travellers visiting the German city whilst also providing seamless connections to key business centres across Europe and the world.

Flights to Frankfurt will operate three times a day from Monday to Friday and also once on a Sunday, using the Embraer EMB145 with 49 seats. Seats are available to book now at flybmi.com

Steven Griffiths, business director, bmi Regional, said: “Germany has always been a popular destination and by offering direct flights from East Midlands Airport to Frankfurt we can meet the increasing demand from business and leisure travellers. People living in the East Midlands now have the opportunity to travel to a wide range of worldwide destinations from their local airport.

“With the frequent, convenient flight times, business travellers will now be able to complete their business in Frankfurt in a day, whilst leisure travellers can take
advantage of the service for many of the attractions Frankfurt has to offer, including the world famous Christmas Market that launches in November.

“bmi Regional offers the speed and comfort of an all-jet fleet and flight times are conveniently designed for business and leisure travellers. We are also committed to offering the best value for money for travellers, with competitive Business and Economy fares.”

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director, East Midlands Airport, said: “This new three times daily Frankfurt service is exactly what businesses in the region have been telling us they urgently need. Not only does it offer direct access to one of Europe’s primary business and financial centres, its status as a global hub airport also provides seamless worldwide connections to the Americas, Africa, Asia and India, all with the convenience of flying from your local airport.”

bmi Regional customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments onboard, a free 20kg hold baggage allowance and 30 minute check-in. Lounge facilities are available to Business fare customers plus Gold and Silver Diamond Club members. Customers can also take advantage of fast track security lane at East Midlands Airport.

bmi Regional prides itself on the punctuality offered to its customers and has been officially recognised as the UK’s most punctual airline for six consecutive years according to official statistics published by the CAA. Data can be found at flightontime.info

Customers can also join Diamond Club, bmi’s loyalty programme designed to reward frequent flyers. Throughout November and December double destinations miles can be earned for all Diamond Club members flying on this route. As bmi is part of the Star Alliance group, miles can also be spent on Star Alliance partners too, plus hotel accommodation, car rental, gifts and much more.