Bristol to Gothenburg flights get underway

Bristol to Gothenburg flights get underway
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.

The latest new route from Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) got underway today when passengers embarked on the first flight from Bristol to Gothenburg Sweden.

The new service with BMI Regional got underway this with the passengers at Bristol Airport travelling on board the first flight being treated to delicious Swedish ‘fika’, featuring cakes and biscuits made by local Swedish bakery, Fika Bristol.

The twice-weekly flight, which is the latest development in BMI Regional’s ongoing growth strategy to provide connectivity between key regional business destinations in Europe, will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Gothenburg (GOT/ESGG) is the first Swedish destination from Bristol Airport and joins an impressive list of destinations from Bristol with BMI Regional. Other destinations include Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen.

Speaking about the launch, BMI Regional’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.”

BMI Regional ERJ-145 G-RJXA

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. Which includes 23kg of hold baggage and complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks,

BMI Regional operates a fleet of modern Embraer Regional jets including the ERJ-135 & ERJ-145.


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