Local Enterprise Area Bristol will prosper from new bmi regional airline

UK airline bmi regional is to introduce direct flights from Bristol to Aberdeen, putting it in competition with existing route operator Eastern Airways.

This development from bmi will not only create jobs within the companies infrastructure but will also bring economic benefits to the area. Warehouses and distribution centres that will service the airline will be needed, boosting an area that is becoming known for it’s distribution and manufacturing space.

The service will be the first from Bristol for bmi regional, which recently split from the larger bmi international airline group following its acquisition by British Airways parent IAG.

The airport is hopeful it will lead to more bmi regional services as the newly-independent airline develops its network.

bmi regional will operate the route using Embraer jets. Eastern uses Saab 2000 and BAe Jetstream 41 turboprops on its six days a week service.

bmi regional chairman Ian Woodley said: “We believe there is sufficient demand for the service and the additional flights will offer customers greater choice and flexibility when travelling directly as well as providing additional onward connectivity.”

As investors keep coming Bristol is sure to prosper.

Source: Bristol Business news