SOURCE: bmibaby

bmibaby

April 15, 2009 11:09 ET

bmibaby Launches Winter 2009 Flight Programme

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Low cost airline bmibaby has today (15th April 2009) launched its winter 2009/2010 flight programme with brand new routes from East Midlands Airport, Manchester Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Cardiff Airport; the schedule will commence on 25 October 2009.

The airline will introduce a new route to Grenoble from all four of its UK bases. Flights will operate twice a week from East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Cardiff Airport, plus once a week from Manchester Airport. Prices start from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges.

In addition, as a result of strong bookings on the recently launched summer routes from Manchester Airport to Toulouse and Amsterdam, bmibaby will continue to operate theses new flight services during the winter months. bmibaby is the only low cost carrier to offer flights to Toulouse from Manchester Airport and flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday during the winter. Prices to Amsterdam start from £24.99, and prices to Toulouse start from £29.99; both prices are one way and include taxes and charges.

bmibaby will also launch new flights from Belfast International Airport to Prague, and the airline will be the only low cost airline operating this route, with flights departing on Monday, Friday and Sunday. Fares start from just £36.99 one way including taxes and charges. Flights to Prague start on 4 December 2009.

In total bmibaby will fly to 19 European destinations for winter: Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast International, Cork, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow International, Grenoble, Ireland West Knock, Jersey, Paris (CDG), Malaga, Murcia, Nice, Palma, Prague and Toulouse. Flights are available for travel from 25th October 2009 until 28th March 2010.

Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said: "We are pleased to launch our winter flying programme today with brand new routes from the regions. For the first time we will be flying to Grenoble from our four UK bases. Grenoble is located in the very centre of the Alps and will be an extremely popular destination for those looking for a winter snow holiday. We expect to carry over 28,700 passengers to and from Grenoble over the winter months.

"Due to the success of our new summer route from Manchester to Toulouse and to Amsterdam we are pleased to announce that these services will also be operated in the winter months. bmibaby is the only low cost carrier to offer flights from Manchester Airport to Toulouse and we believe that it will continue to be popular throughout the winter especially as the city is perfectly located to access Andorra, a great place to ski.

"We have seen strong early bookings for summer 2009 as people are keen to save money by booking early. We believe this trend will continue for the winter season as people want to secure a great deal and their ideal dates of travel."

For more information or to book a flight please visit www.bmibaby.com.

Notes to editors:

bmibaby operates from four UK bases: Manchester, East Midlands, Cardiff and Birmingham to: Alicante, Almeria, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast International, Bordeaux, Cork, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow International, Ireland West Knock, Jersey, Lisbon, Malaga, Menorca, Murcia, Newquay, Nice, Palma, Paris (CDG), Perpignan, Prague, and Toulouse.