Bmibaby to launch flights to Cologne from Birmingham
Monday 29, March 2010
Bmibaby has announced that it will expand its European network during the 2010-11 winter season with the launch of flights to Cologne from Birmingham Airport.
The new route will be introduced on October 31st and will operate every day of the week except Saturday.
Bmibaby will become the first low-cost carrier to offer a service between Birmingham Airport and Cologne, which is one of Germany's largest cities.
The airline is set to carry approximately 33,000 passengers on the route during the winter months, with both business and leisure travellers expected to welcome the connection.
Julian Carr, bmibaby's commercial director, said: "We have decided to launch a new route to Cologne after listening to customer feedback and because we want to expand the bmibaby brand into Germany. Cologne is a key business hub and this will allow the region to develop strong business links with Germany."
Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe added: "The launch of the first phase of bmibaby's winter 2010-2011 programme is great news for passengers flying from Birmingham Airport and we are especially pleased to see a new Cologne service on offer."
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