bmi regional launches route from East Midlands to Frankfurt
bmi regional, the subsidiary of Lufthansa-owned British Star Alliance member bmi, launched a new route to feed its parent’s main hub at Frankfurt (FRA) on 31 October. Flights from East Midlands (EMA) are scheduled to operate 16 times weekly with 49-seat ERJ145 aircraft. bmi has, however, made official that it is looking to sell the regional subsidiary, making the new route’s future uncertain. Last time the route was operated was 2002, also then by bmi.