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Bmi’s Regional plans for growth in 2014 to support the Oil & Gas Industry

28 January 2014

Bmi’s Regional plans for growth in 2014 to support the Oil & Gas Industry

Bmi Regional is set to introduce a range of new routes as part of its expansion plans for 2014.

The airline is a former subsidiary of Bmi, which was purchased from Lufthansa by IAG in April 2012. BMI Regional has operated as an independent airline since October 2012.

This month it will introduce routes from Stavanger in Norway, the country’s oil and gas industry hub to Harstad/Narvik, Tromso and Kristiansund in Norway and also Gothenburg in Sweden.
In February the airline will double capacity on its Aberdeen to Oslo route, and in March will introduce a Newcastle to Brussels service, providing the only direct flight from the north east of England to the Belgium capital.

Bmi Regional’s chief executive, Cathal O’Connell, said: “Last year was one of significant development and investment to establish Bmi Regional from a subsidiary of a group to a standalone business.

“We’ve rebuilt our infrastructure and systems and reshaped our operating network to focus on profitable routes which enable us to continue our growth into 2014.”