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
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.
Arnaud 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”