bmi regional, the UKs most punctual scheduled airline, launches a service from Brussels International (Zaventem) to Newcastle International on Monday 3 March, the only direct flight to link the two cities.
BMI REGIONAL LAUNCHES BRUSSELS TO NEWCASTLE, UK SERVICE ON 3 MARCH 2014
11 FLIGHTS EACH WEEK
ONLY DIRECT FLIGHT TO LINK TWO CITIES
AWARD-WINNING AIRLINE OFFERS FULL IN-FLIGHT SERVICE
20KG CHECKED BAGGAGE, 30-MINUTE CHECK-IN
FARES FROM 84 EURO ONE WAY
Operated by a 49-seater Embraer jet aircraft, the new route will offer business and leisure travellers the opportunity to reach the gateway to the north east of England twice daily Monday to Friday and on Sunday afternoon in just 75 minutes, from 82 euro per person including taxes one way.
bmi regional offers a full in-flight service including at-seat meals and full bar selection in addition to 20kg of checked baggage per person and thirty minute check-in at both airports. In 2013, the carrier carried almost 500,000 passengers and was named Silver Airline of the Year at the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERA) awards in Austria last October.
Over recent years, Newcastle has developed into one of the key English cities, with a thriving nightlife, great shopping, a Premier League football club and of course, that great Geordie spirit. Its the gateway to Scotland and the north of England, with some of the UKs best attractions, including areas of natural beauty, historical buildings and beaches, within easy reach.
We re delighted to provide the only direct flight for travellers from the Belgian capital to the north east of England , said Cathal O Connell, CEO at bmi regional. Our Brussels to Newcastle service opens up opportunities for those travelling for business and pleasure.
Arnaud Feist, CEO at Brussels Airport Company, added: Newcastle has been a very important missing link in our extensive network to the UK. We are very pleased that bmi regional, multiple winner of the Brussels Airport punctuality award for regional airlines and a long term business partner for Brussels Airport, will commence direct flights to Newcastle
Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: We re delighted with the announcement that bmi regional will be operating a new Brussels service from 3 March. The route is a key hub both for business and leisure travellers and one we are sure will be very popular.
About bmi regional
bmi regional operates up to 300 flights a week throughout the UK and Europe, flying 18 jet aircraft. bmi regional flies from Aberdeen, Bristol, Bremen, Birmingham, Brussels, Gothenburg, East Midlands, Esbjerg, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Harstad/Narvik, Kristiansund, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Norwich, Manchester, Oslo, Stavanger, and Toulouse. All flights include complimentary food and drink on-board, free 20kg hold baggage allowance, 30 minute check-in and an all-jet Embraer fleet.
bmi regional employs over 400 staff throughout the UK. The airline became independent from BMI in June 2012 and won Silver Airline of the Year at the annual Europe Regions Airline Association in Salzburg, Austria in 2013.