Voted for by travel agents, the award is in recognition of the airline’s premium quality, service and support of their travel agency partners.
Commenting on the award flybmi Chief Commercial Officer Jochen Schnadt said: “We’re delighted that agents appreciate our commitment to offering routes from the regions, leading them to nominate us for such an award. With our trade friendly approach and recently expanded UK sales team, it’s really encouraging that we have received this recognition from our travel agency partners. We have dedicated our approach to offering routes between the UK and Europe, servicing airports and destinations that are under-serviced by other carriers. This, in turn, brings a wealth of new travel opportunities to our customers, enabling them to explore lesser-known cities within Europe.”
“By naming us Star Regional Airline of the year, it’s clear that agents enjoy the flexibility and convenience offered by flybmi. Regional airports offer a much easier departure point for British travellers as many are easier to reach, quieter, offer cheaper parking than the bigger airports and yet still enjoy excellent public transport links and services such as shopping, private lounge access and fast-tracked security.
“Our Embraer aircraft are equally appealing to travellers owing to the 2:1 seat configuration – meaning no middle seat. This added comfort for passengers, along with the ease of travel from a smaller more convenient regional airport makes flying ‘locally’ a much more appealing option.”
Flybmi has also invested in more resources in the trade contact centre to help resolve any support issues in a timely manner.
Flybmi currently offers routes from five UK airports including Bristol, Aberdeen, Newcastle, London Stansted and East Midlands to various destinations within the UK and Europe including France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Brussels. One-way fares cost from as little as £52 per person.
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flybmi operates an all-jet fleet comprising 19 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates over 600 scheduled flights a week across a network of 43 destinations in 10 European countries and employs more than 400 staff. The airline also operates an extensive ad-hoc charter business and flies on a contract basis on behalf of other carriers. Its scheduled network includes Oslo and Stavanger in Norway; Brussels in Belgium; Esbjerg in Denmark; Nantes and Paris in France; Brno in Czech Republic; Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Rostock, Munich, Saarbrücken and Stuttgart in Germany; Milan Malpensa, Milan Bergamo, Bari, Bologna, Florence, Venice and Verona in Italy; Lublin in Poland; Jonkoping, Norrkoping, Gothenburg and Karlstad in Sweden and Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Stornaway, Sumburgh and Wick in the UK. flybmi is rapidly building its portfolio of airline partnerships currently having code-share agreements in place with Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Air France, Air Dolomiti and Loganair, providing more choice and greater reach for customers.