East Midlands easyJet void filled by bmibaby - East Midlands Airport News

Airport news for East Midlands on 10/09/2009.

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The airline’s expansion plan will mean the addition of eight new routes and three more planes based at the airport, increasing the number of destinations in Europe to 24 next year.

New routes will serve Alghero (Sardinia), Barcelona, Bastia (Corsica), Cork, Dubrovnik, Malta, Newquay and Venice.

Service to Geneva and Prague will become available year-round, while Palma will be served during the winter season.

The airline’s overall capacity will increase by 40 per cent, with nearly 3,000 additional flights scheduled for 2010 – carrying 350,000 passengers.

Tickets for the new flights are available from Wednesday, 9 September.

Crawford Rix, the carriers’ managing director, said: “Our rapid expansion programme at East Midlands Airport is fantastic news for the Midlands. It not only further demonstrates our commitment to the airport, but also to the people of the region, as we continue to offer low fares to a range of exciting new European destinations.”

He added: “Bmibaby and Bmi have operated from East Midlands since the airport opened in 1965 – and is an embedded part of the local community. We recognise the size of the East Midlands market and its future potential, and we will continue to offer the people of the East Midlands low cost flights with a high quality service. bmibaby is here to stay.”

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