bmi’s new Bristol to Gothenburg route takes off
bmi further developed its network from its Bristol hub today, as it launched its brand-new flight from Bristol to Gothenburg.
Passengers at Bristol Airport travelling on board the first flight were treated to delicious Swedish ‘fika’, featuring cakes and biscuits made by local Swedish bakery, Fika Bristol. The inaugural flight was also attended by leading business and corporate travel influencers.
The service, which is the latest development in bmi’s ongoing growth strategy to provide connectivity between key regional business destinations in Europe, will operate twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fares on the route start from just £99 one way.
The new route brings the number of destinations served by bmi from Bristol Airport to nine, joining the existing network of Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen. Bristol is bmi’s biggest UK hub and with onward connections via the likes of Munich, Brussels and Frankfurt, customers from the South West can travel further into Europe and other global destinations.
Gothenburg is the airline’s first Swedish route from Bristol. It is the location of Scandinavia’s largest port and is a hub for global trade, currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth. It is a popular mini break destination thanks to its fabulous food, eclectic culture and vibrant nightlife, as well as being the gateway to the stunning coast of West Sweden.
Commenting on the launch, bmi’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jochen Schnadt said: “As part of our on-going strategy to connect key business regions, it was a natural choice to increase our service offering to and from Gothenburg, connecting Sweden’s second largest city to our largest UK base in Bristol. Given our experiences on the UK to Gothenburg market so far, we believe this new route will prove attractive to business as well as leisure customers alike, who enjoy bmi’s fast and convenient air-services.”
Nigel Scott, Business Development Director Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted with the launch of the new Gothenburg route operating twice weekly from Bristol Airport. This extends the choice of destinations available to passengers from the South West and Wales, whether travelling for business or leisure. The route also provides inbound visitors, using Bristol Airport, ease of access, whether it is for a city break, visiting the various tourist attractions and conference venues the region has to offer.”
Fares on the route start from £99 one way. As well as a generous 23kg of hold baggage, the bmi ticket price includes complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks, speedy 30-minute check-ins or online check-in and allocated window or aisle only leather seating on its all-jet fleet.
The route flies out of Bristol on a Monday and Thursday, departing Bristol at 13.40, arriving Gothenburg at 16.50. The return flights depart Gothenburg on Tuesdays at 14.40 and arrive in Bristol at 16.00 and on Fridays, departing Gothenburg at 11.40, arriving Bristol at 13.00.
Left to right:
Elin, Fika Bristol; Nigel Scott, Bristol Airport (third from right); and David Bond, bmi (far right); with bmi crew and staff prior to the first flight.