bmi regional to launch double daily Derry-London route

  • 23rd February 2017

Schedule to improve connectivity for Derry businesses

23 February 2017 – bmi regional has announced it will be launching a new service between City of Derry Airport and London Stansted Airport starting 02 May 2017.

The route, which is a public service obligation, or PSO, has previously only been operated on a daily basis. The new bmi regional service will be twice daily every day except Saturdays (when there will be one flight each way) and timed to compliment business schedules, making it easy for business travellers to do the round-trip in a day.

Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer of bmi regional, commented, “The North West region of Ireland is undergoing a sustained period of economic growth, and has received significant investment in new jobs and growth projects over the past 12 months. It is important for businesses that the region is well connected to the UK capital and bmi regional is proud to be bringing its quality, premium product to this route. Whereas previously business travellers between Derry and London have had to stay overnight in the city, they will now be able to commute there and back in a day, saving both money and time, and hopefully resulting in continued economic growth for the Derry region.”

Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry is an economic, creative and cultural hub. In 2013, it was named the UK City of Culture thanks to its winning combination of rich cultural heritage and vibrant social scene. The only completely walled city in Ireland and the UK, it is a bustling, youthful city with great restaurants, bars, museums and more. It is also the gateway to the wider North West and its spectacular coastline, which is regularly used for big film productions including the latest Star Wars franchise and Game of Thrones.

The new route will go on sale 09 March 2017, with fares starting from £44 one way. All bmi regional fares include 23kg of checked baggage, allocated seating, complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks and speedy 30 minute check-ins.

For more information or to book a flight with bmi regional, visit or call 0330 333 7998


Notes to editors:

The new timetable is as follows:

LDY-STN (all times local)

Flight               STD      STA                  Days of Operation

BM2101          06:10   07:30               MTWTF- –

BM2101          07:40   09:00                – – – – – S –

BM2105          13:55   15:15               – – – – – – S

BM2107          17:35   18:55               MTWTF-S



BM2102          09:00   10:20               MTWTF–

BM2102          09:30   10:50                —–S-

BM2106          15:45   17:05                ——S

BM2108          19:25   20:45               MTWTF-S


Media enquiries:

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About bmi regional

bmi regional operates an all-jet fleet comprising 18 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates more than 350 scheduled flights a week across a network of 36 destinations in 12 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; Toulouse, Nantes and Paris in France; Rotterdam in the Netherlands; Graz in Austria; Brno in Czech Republic; Bremen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Rostock and Munich in Germany; Milan Malpensa and Milan Bergamo in Italy; Lublin in Poland; Jonkoping, Norrkoping, Gothenburg and Karlstad in Sweden and Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Norwich in the UK.