bmi launches new route from Bristol to Gothenburg
- 21st December 2017
bmi has announced plans to launch a new route from Bristol to Gothenburg.
Launching on 22 January 2018, bmi will be operating a twice weekly route between the two cities.
This brings the number of destinations served by bmi from Bristol to nine. The bmi network out of Bristol includes Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen. Bristol is bmi’s biggest UK hub and with onward connections via the likes of Munich, Brussels and Frankfurt, customers from the South West can travel further into Europe and other global destinations.
Gothenburg is the airline’s first Swedish route from Bristol. It is the location of Scandinavia’s largest port and is a hub for global trade, currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth. It is a popular mini break destination thanks to its fabulous food, eclectic culture and vibrant nightlife, as well as being the gateway to the stunning coast of West Sweden.
Commenting on the launch, bmi’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jochen Schnadt said: “As part of our on-going strategy to connect key business regions, it was a natural choice to increase our service offering to/from Gothenburg by adding a further Gothenburg Route to our network connecting Sweden’s 2nd largest city to our largest UK Base in Bristol. Given our experiences on the Birmingham to Gothenburg market so far, we believe this new route will prove attractive to business as well as leisure customers alike enjoying bmi’s service of fast and convenient air-services.”
Nigel Scott, Business Development Director Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted with the announcement of the new Gothenburg route operating twice weekly from Bristol Airport. This extends the choice of destinations available to passengers from the South West and Wales, whether travelling for business or leisure. The route also provides inbound visitors, using Bristol Airport, ease of access, whether it is for a city break, visiting the various tourist attractions and conference venues the region has to offer.”
Fares on the route start from £99 one way. As well as a generous 23kg of hold baggage, the bmi ticket price includes complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks, speedy 30-minute check-ins or online check-in and allocated window or aisle only leather seating on its all-jet fleet.
The route will fly out of Bristol on a Monday and Thursday, departing Bristol at 13.40, arriving Gothenburg at 16.50. The return flights will depart Gothenburg on Tuesdays at 14.40 and arrive in Bristol at 16.00 and on Fridays, departing Gothenburg at 11.40, arriving Bristol at 13.00.