Passengers on the inaugural flight were welcomed with traditional French macarons (called macaroons in UK) at Nantes Airport before boarding the Bristol-bound aircraft. Flights on the 475-kilometre sector will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) using the carrier’s ERJ 145s.
- bmi regional launched services on the 4 July between Bristol (BRS) and Nantes (NTE). Flights on the 475-kilometre sector will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Sundays) using the carrier’s ERJ 145s. Peter Simpson, bmi regional CEO, commented about the launch by saying: “Bristol is already an important hub for our company from which we serve many business and leisure destinations. Nantes offers to our network access to the Loire region, offering a great holiday or weekend break choice for our passengers, allowing them to visit the world-famous vineyards and castles in the region.” The airport pair faces no direct competition according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. The latest route launch brings the total number of routes served by the regional carrier from Bristol to eight. The carrier also serves Aberdeen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Milan Malpensa, Paris CDG and Munich from Bristol.