New route links region by air to capital of Bavaria

From left, Southampton Airport managing director Dave Lees with bmi regional's product delivery manager Kirsty Cruickshank and chief commercial officer Jochen Schnadt
From left, Southampton Airport managing director Dave Lees with bmi regional's product delivery manager Kirsty Cruickshank and chief commercial officer Jochen Schnadt
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GETTING to Germany has been made easier and quicker by new twice-daily flights setting off from Southampton Airport.

Bmi regional has now launched its eagerly-awaited Southampton to Munich route.

Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer at bmi regional, said: ‘Since we announced the launch of this route we’ve received excellent feedback from corporate and leisure customers with a positive volume of early bookings.

‘This is bmi regional’s first route out of the south east of England so we’re excited to bring our high-quality performance, service and efficiency to a new audience.

‘We already have a very strong route between Bristol and Munich and a number of onward connections from Munich into other European destinations.

‘This route further cements our position as a leading European airline for both business and leisure travellers.’

Connecting to Munich means that passengers can reach more than 200 worldwide destinations thanks to bmi regional’s codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.

Passengers also have the option to check their baggage from the departure point to the final destination.

Dave Lees, managing director of Southampton Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome bmi regional with their new twice-daily jet service to Munich. Scheduled air services to Munich have been requested by businesses in the local region as well as by holiday makers in Germany looking to start their cruises from Southampton.

‘Munich is also the home of many major companies that have links with our region, including Airbus and BMW. We look forward to welcoming bmi to Southampton Airport for what promises to be a successful route.’

The capital of Bavaria and home of global brands including BMW and Siemens will be served 12 times per week, operating twice a day Monday to Friday and one flight per day on Saturdays and Sundays with one-way fares starting at £72. Go to bmiregional.com to book.