bmibaby mega expansion

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bmibaby have today announced more new routes. They are to start flying from East Midlands airport to Amsterdam Brussels Belfast Edinburgh Glasgow Paris Jersey Salzburg Toulouse This will be in addition to the routes already served Alicante Dublin Prague Munich Milan Geneva Lyon Nice Barcelona Palma Ibiza Murcia Malaga Faro This means that bmibaby will have a total of 23 routes from East Midlands! I find this incredible due to the fact that they only started flying on the 20th March this year from East Midlands to Malaga. This is also in addition to the new Cardiff routes and makes bmibaby the 2nd biggest low cost airline in the U.K with 11 aircraft. I wonder how Go will compete now that bmibaby and go offer exactly the same routes from East Midlands (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Prague) The massive expansion is due to the fact that bmi is pulling out of East Midlands and British Airways have more or less abandoned Cardiff. Regards dan777
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion bmibaby also plan to start a daily service from East Midlands to Madrid. That means 24 destinations! dan777
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion Yeah I can't believe it ever.I am pleased with the fact Jersey is getting a low cost operator in on the Cardiff and East Midlands routes.The fact that bmibaby have grown so much so quickly is amazing and says a lot about the need for low cost airlines. Also just one bit of other news is this for anyone who is interested in a new UK low cost carrier: http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/news7.html
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion I'd say bmi baby decided to expand since it is now easyJet operating from EMA. I thought that perhaps bmi baby would operate from Belfast City rathert than ALdergrove as bmi mainly operate from Belfast City!
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion Yeah, I also thought that bmibaby would have operated from Belfast City. It also looks like bmibaby won't be flying to Lyon (as mentioned above). This is probably because they need the aircraft for the other destinations. Copenhagen was also going to start in November but this doesn't look like it will operate either. Maybe Lyon, Madrid and Copenhagen are planned routes for next year? Sorry for the mistakes! Regards dan777
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion I was talking to the CEO of bmi baby, Tony Dixon, in early June and he told me that bmi baby couldnt do something with me for another 6 months because they have planned a very big expansion!! THis must be the first stages unless the flights arnt going to become active until very late on. I know the new EMA - BFS route, and i would say most of them, dont come active until October 27th 2002. Anyone know if they are getting new aircraft or ex-bmi british midland ones? They cant go-on with only 2!!
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RE: bmibaby mega expansion bmibaby have said that they are going to operate 11 Boeing 737-300 Aircraft. 9 for East Midlands and 2 For Cardiff. However, on OAG.com, it shows that bmibaby operates the Fokker 100 on a lot of routes and the 737-500 on a few and the rest are 737-300's. Very weird and confusing!