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bmi opens Birmingham base

bmi regional is creating a new hub at Birmingham Airport, launching three new European services in the process.

bmi is launching three new routes to Graz in Austria, Nuremburg in Germany and Gothenburg in Sweden as it opens a new hub at Birmingham Airport.

The new destinations will offer exciting opportunities for local businesses, especially for those with interests in Central and Northern Europe.

William Pearson, aviation director at Birmingham Airport, said: “It is great news that bmi regional will be offering flights to Nuremberg, Gothenburg and Graz this year. 

“All three routes are currently un-served from Birmingham, so we thank bmi regional for filling these gaps and offering leisure travellers the chance to visit these vibrant city break destinations in Sweden, Austria and Germany with an airline that offers excellent service, efficiency and value.”

Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer from bmi regional, added: “We are delighted to be introducing flights from Birmingham as part of our ever expanding portfolio. 

“bmi regional has always offered customers an array of up and coming destinations to explore and enjoy, and we anticipate all three routes to be popular. 

“Given the many issues we are facing in different parts of Europe and the world these days, many people are looking for new experiences in more familiar regions and our new destinations have an abundance of interesting and exciting experiences to offer to customers.”

The route to Nuremberg, which is bmi’s 7th destination in Germany, could provide a major boost to the region’s automotive sector in particular.

The Bavarian city is the second largest in the region after Munich and the region has a rich automotive history.

Germany is the UK’s largest export market in Europe and second largest globally after the US.

Its consistently strong economic performance offers long-term growth potential for UK businesses.