bmi regional and Lufthansa commence Brno to Munich flights from 16 November
- Six direct flights a week to Munich
- More than 50 destinations in Europe and North America with seamless connections onwards with Lufthansa opened up to business and leisure travellers via Lufthansa’s Munich network
2 November 2015: bmi regional will commence flights from Brno, Czech Republic to the Bavarian capital, Munich on 16 November 2015. bmi regional will operate the flights in partnership with Lufthansa as code-share flights with joint BM and LH flight numbers. The airline has tailored the schedule from each city to ensure seamless travel connections for business and leisure travellers via Lufthansa’s worldwide Munich network of more than 50 destinations.
The move strengthens bmi regional’s network presence at Munich Airport and further adds to Lufthansa’s extensive network at Munich. The airline also has daily flights from Munich Terminal 2 to Liege (Belgium), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Bern (Switzerland) and Bristol (United Kingdom).
Jochen Schnadt, Chief Commercial Officer of bmi regional, said: “The new flights from Brno to Munich represent a significant step forward for bmi regional. The expansion in the Czech Republic also strengthens our established relationship with Lufthansa. Brno perfectly fits into our operating model of adding up-and-coming business markets to our network and through our partnership with Lufthansa connect these high potential markets to the world.”
“Our partnership with Lufthansa offers seamless connections from Brno via Munich to more than 50 worldwide destinations including Europe and North America. Our customers will enjoy everything you expect from a high quality airline: comfort of an all jet fleet, conveniently timed schedules, leading punctuality and reliability, complimentary on-board service, and a generous free baggage allowance”.
Jiri Filip, Chief Executive Officer of Brno Airport commented: “We are very excited about this important milestone in the history of Brno Airport. This new scheduled connection to Munich Airport provides a much needed boost to the city of Brno and South Moravia region. Not only will this provide a direct route into Germany, it also links us on a global scale to other cities and countries. Agents using global distributions systems will shortly be able to view fares and connections using the IATA code BRQ.”
Ofer Kisch, Lufthansa’s Regional Director Central and Eastern Europe, welcomes the new route: “We are delighted to be able to expand our presence in the Czech Republic with this new connection from Munich to Brno. Passengers from the south-east of the Czech Republic are now able to enjoy a quick, easy and seamless access to Asian, African, American and European destinations within Lufthansa’s worldwide network by transiting through our Munich hub. Munich Terminal 2 has recently been awarded with five Stars from Skytrax and offers efficient transit services to our passengers. As Lufthansa has recently completed the most extensive cabin renewal programme in its history, our Brno customers transiting to one of our international destinations will also experience even higher comfort through new cabin interiors in all four travel classes.”
Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport said: “We’re delighted that bmi regional is increasing its presence in Munich with the launch of a new direct service connecting the Czech city of Brno to our Bavarian hub. bmi regional’s regular flights to Bristol, Rotterdam, Liege and Bern have made it an important and dependable partner for us, offering attractive European destinations away from the major metropolitan areas. This steady expansion of services is proof of our airport’s suitability as a base for bmi regional to achieve its ambitions.”
Passengers wishing to travel to Munich can book as normal on the www.flybmi.com website and those wishing to travel further can make bookings on the Lufthansa website www.LH.com. Fares direct from Brno to Munich start at 2,150 CZK one way.
Flight Schedule Brno to Munich
BM1734/ LH 5284 M T W T F – – 12:15 – 13:20 Brno – Munich
BM1736/ LH 5286 – – – – – – S 16:10 – 17:15 Brno – Munich
Flight Schedule Munich to Brno
BM1733/ LH 5283 M T W T F – – 10:40 – 11:45 Munich – Brno
BM1735/ LH 5285 – – – – – – S 14:40 – 15:40 Munich – Brno
About bmi regional
bmi regional operates an all-jet fleet comprising 18 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates more than 300 scheduled flights a week across a network of 22 destinations in eleven European countries and employs more than 400 staff. bmi regional has held the title of the UK’s most punctual airline for the past nine consecutive years, most recently in 2013. 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 in Norway; Brussels and Liege in Belgium; Esbjerg in Denmark; Brno in Czech Republic; Rotterdam in The Netherlands, Bern in Switzerland; Toulouse and Paris in France; Bremen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Munich in Germany; Milan in Italy; Jonkoping and Karlstad in Sweden, and Aberdeen, Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle and Norwich in the UK.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an Aviation Group comprising of nearly 500 subsidiaries and affiliates. The Lufthansa Group is dedicated to quality and innovation, safety and reliability. Headquartered in Germany, the Group operates in five business segments – passenger transportation (Passenger Airline Group), logistics, MRO, catering and IT-services. Passenger transportation is the Group’s core business: The airlines engaged in the passenger transportation business are Lufthansa German Airlines (including Lufthansa), Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Germanwings as well as stake-holdings in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue und SunExpress. In 2013, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group welcomed more than 104 million passengers on board their flights, making it Europe’s leading airline grouping. Operating through the Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Brussels hubs, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines jointly serve 274 destinations in 106 countries on four continents. The Group fleet currently consists of 622 aircraft – on order are another 261 new aircraft, valued at a total of about 36 billion euros at list price and scheduled for delivery until 2025. With its on-going expenditure in fleet renewal, the Group is consistently making the fleet more cost-efficient and its operations more environment-friendly. More details are available at www.lufthansagroup.com/media
About Munich Airport
FMG (Flughafen München GmbH), incorporated in 1949, operates Munich Airport, which opened at its present site on May 17, 1992. It is jointly owned by the Free State of Bavaria (51 percent), the Federal Republic of Germany (26 percent) and the city of Munich (23 percent). The FMG corporate group, with its 14 subsidiaries, employs more than 8,000 people. With a total workforce numbering more than 32,000 employees with 550 companies, Munich Airport is one of Bavaria’s most important workplaces. Within just a few years of opening, Munich Airport developed into a major air transportation hub and was firmly established as one of Europe’s 10 busiest airports. Munich Airport now offers connections to more than 200 destinations all over the world and in 2014 handled approximately 40 million passengers.
About Brno Airport
Privately owned Brno Airport has gone from strength to strength since 2002, with the airport increasing passenger numbers from 170,000 to 460,000 annually. As well as operating scheduled services throughout Europe, Brno Airport serves as a seasonal charter departure airport to approximately 25 destinations. Brno Airport is owned by the South Moravia Region and managed by LETIŠTĚ BRNO a.s.
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