bmi regional and Bristol celebrated the launch of direct flights to Gothenburg on 22 January, with this becoming the regional carrier’s ninth route from the UK city, with it joining existing links to Aberdeen, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Milan Malpensa, Munich and Paris CDG. Gothenburg becomes Bristol’s second Swedish connection after Stockholm Arlanda, a route that was inaugurated by easyJet towards the start of W17/18.
- bmi regional added a twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) service from Bristol (BRS) to Gothenburg (GOT) on 22 January. The 1,188-kilometre sector, operated by the carrier’s 49-seat ERJ 145s, becomes the regional airline’s ninth route from the UK airport. bmi regional now offers over 3,700 weekly seats from Bristol, second only to its operation at Munich, where the carrier flies in excess of 4,000 weekly seats according to OAG schedules for the week commencing 22 January. Incidentally, the airline flies between Bristol and Munich. There is no competition on this new city pair between the UK and Sweden, with this becoming the airline’s second route to Gothenburg as it already flies to the Swedish city from Birmingham. Along with bmi regional linking Bristol to Sweden, LCC easyJet flies from the UK airport to Stockholm Arlanda.