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      Thursday 16 Dec 2010

      bmibaby announce new route from Belfast City Airport

      Flights to London Stansted Airport commence on 28 March 2011
      Low cost airline bmibaby has today (16 December 2010) announced a new route from George Best Belfast City Airport to London Stansted Airport. The new service will commence on 28 March 2011 and bmibaby will be the only airline to operate this route.

      Flights to London Stansted will operate three times a day from Monday to Friday, with one service on Sunday. Fares start from just £23.99 one way including taxes.

      bmibaby recently announced it would commence flying from Belfast City Airport to Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Cardiff Airport on 1 January 2011.

      Julian Carr, managing director, bmibaby, said:

      “Our new frequent service from Belfast City to Stansted will provide convenient links to London from the heart of Belfast.

      “We currently offer a range of domestic routes from Belfast to key UK regions and this new London route will complement these services providing our customers with even more choice.

      “With up to 16 services a week with convenient flight times, this route will be ideal for both business and leisure customers wishing to travel to London.”

      Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, chief executive officer, British Midland International (bmi), said:

      “The new bmibaby route to Stansted Airport will complement bmi’s service to Heathrow. Our customers will now have the choice of a full service carrier to Heathrow, or a low cost offering to Stansted Airport.
      “The bmi group will now offer up to 105 flights a week from Belfast City to London and the UK regions.”

      Katy Best, Business Development Director at George Best Belfast City Airport commented on the announcement:

      “Belfast City Airport to Stansted has been one of the most popular routes served in the last few years, and bmibaby’s announcement is an early Christmas present for the NI traveller.

      “2011 looks set to be an exciting year for the airport with the arrival of bmibaby and its five new routes.”

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      bmibaby announce Stansted route from Belfast City Airport