bmibaby is new at London Stansted with Belfast City route
As bmibaby’s first flight to London Stansted arrived, the cabin crew and the airline’s Ground and Cabin Services Director Lee Gainsbury were welcomed by Stansted Airport’s MD Nick Barton.
- bmibaby, the low-cost subsidiary of the British airline bmi, launched a new domestic service between Belfast City (BHD) in Northern Ireland and London Stansted (STN). Flights operate 16 times weekly with 148-seat 737-300s. The route was previously operated by Ryanair, but the Irish LCC dropped it at the end of the last summer season. Indirect competition does, however, come from parent bmi’s 39 weekly flights to London Heathrow, flybe’s 27 flights a week to London Gatwick and easyJet’s 18 weekly flights to London Luton. From Belfast International, further indirect competition comes from Aer Lingus’ 28 flights a week and easyJet’s 26 and 25 weekly flights to London Gatwick and London Stansted. This is the first time bmibaby operates to the London area since the airline’s flights from London Gatwick from Cork, Prague and Durham Tees Valley in 2004-2006.
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