Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

At Brussels airport, this monday morning, BMI  regional, the  UK’s  most  punctual  scheduled  airline launched a new airline service  from  Brussels  International (Zaventem) to Newcastle upon Tyne, a city of 288000 inhabitants.

Newcastle is a real economic opportunity for Brussels, the capital of Europe. Over recent years, Newcastle has become of the key  English cities, with a thriving nightlife, great shopping, a Premier League football club and of course, that great ‘Geordie spirit’. It’s the gateway to Scotland and the north of England, with some of the UK’s best attractions, including areas of natural beauty, historical buildings and beaches, within easy reach.

Yesterday, Cathal O’Connell, CEO at bmi  regional said: “We’re delighted to provide  the  only  direct 

Cathal O'Connell, CEO bmi regional

Cathal O’Connell, CEO bmi regional

flight  for  travellers  from  the  Belgian capital to the north  east  of  England. Our Brussels to Newcastle service opens up opportunities for those travelling for business and pleasure. We would like attract some EU MEP’s and Eurocrats as a regular-customer” .

Bmi regional operates up to 300 flights a week throughout the UK and Europe, flying 18 jet aircraft. bmi regional flies from Aberdeen, Bristol, Bremen, Birmingham, Brussels, Gothenburg, East Midlands, Esbjerg, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Harstad/Narvik, Kristiansund, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Norwich, Manchester, Oslo, Stavanger, and Toulouse.

The airline became independent from BMI in June 2012 and won the  Silver Airline of the Year award at the annual Europe Regions Airline Association event  in Salzburg, Austria in 2013. That’s why Brussels Airport  selected bmi regional as one  of  the best international and European airlines on its airport field.

bmiregionalArnaud  Feist,  CEO  at  Brussels  Airport  Company, added:  “Newcastle  has  been  a very  important  missing  link  in  our  extensive network  to  the UK.  We are  very  pleased  that  bmi  regional, multiple winner  of  the Brussels  Airport  punctuality  award  for  regional  airlines  and  a  long  term  business partner for Brussels  Airport, will commence direct flights to Newcastle”

Hafida Benyacoub

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