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• bmi is better for business with market leading business class cabin
• Improved flight times offer more choice and convenient connections
• Book now for great fares: economy from £247 and business from £1,421 return

bmi, London Heathrow’s second largest airline, today announced it will double the number of flights from Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo from the start of its winter timetable. Better for service and offering greater value for money, bmi offers business travellers the best business class cabin on the route beating rivals on both counts.

The bmi business cabin features comfortable leather seats with a market leading 50” seat pitch - that’s 16" more than other carriers on the route. And with great value business fares from £1,421 there has never been a better time to do business on, and with, bmi.

The additional daily flight means improved flight times and wider range of convenient connections at both Heathrow and Domodedovo. The additional service builds on the success of current daily flights to the Russian capital which launched in October 2006. bmi operates an A320 with a two cabin configuration of 20 Business seats and 108 Economy seats on the route.

The new service sees a widening of the commercial agreement between bmi and Russian Federation carrier Transaero, which will also increase its daily flights between Moscow and London offering travellers a total of four flights a day in each direction - more frequency on the route than any other airline partnership. The deal allows bmi to offer onward connections in the Russian Federation on the services of Transaero from Moscow Domodedovo, whilst Transaero is able to offer connecting flights at Heathrow onto the extensive short and long haul networks of bmi.

Peter Spencer, bmi managing director, said: “We have been planning to launch additional services between London and Moscow for some time, so are delighted to realise our ambition. Since launching the route nearly two years ago we have experienced strong growth and feel introducing an extra return flight combined with our market leading business class cabin we can offer business customers a real alternative.”

Business customer benefits also include priority check in, access to bmi’s international departure lounge and friendly in-flight service from bmi’s dedicated and experienced cabin crew. Economy passengers can also enjoy the very best from bmi with comfortable seats, complimentary in-flight refreshments and entertainment. Book early and online for the best deal at www.flybmi.com. Return fares start from £247 for economy and £1,421 for business. Prices include all taxes and charges.

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For further information contact the press office at Four Communications bmi@fourcommunications.com or 0870 444 4568 and for the latest media information on bmi visit www.bmimediacentre.com

note to editors:

• bmi business class: bmi business class seat pitch is 50”; bmi business class seat width 19.5” & bmi business class 12" / 35° recline

• bmi Moscow daily schedule (all times local)

BD895 depart Heathrow 2155, arrive Moscow Domodedovo 0445 *
BD896 depart Moscow Domodedovo 0635, arrive Heathrow 0750 *
BD891 depart Heathrow 0930, arrive Moscow Domodedovo 1620
BD894 depart Moscow Domodedovo 1810, arrive Heathrow 1940

• new services commence from 26th October 2008

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About bmi

bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest and best connected airports. With the integration of BMED routes bmi now operates over 1,800 flights a week across its full mainline and regional airport network: Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Aleppo; Almaty; Amsterdam; Ankara; Antigua; Baku; Barbados; Beirut; Belfast City; Bishkek; Brussels; Cairo; Chicago; Cologne; Copenhagen; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Durham Tees Valley; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Ekaterinburg; Esbjerg; Freetown; Glasgow; Groningen; Hanover; Jeddah; Jersey; Khartoum; Las Vegas; Leeds Bradford; London Heathrow; Lyon; Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Naples; Norwich; Palma Mallorca; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Tel Aviv; Venice; Yerevan; Zurich. www.flybmi.com,

bmi is a member of Star Alliance, established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 and was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Air India and EgyptAir have been accepted as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers nearly 18,000 daily flights to 965 destinations in 162 countries.

Bookings can be made at www.flybmi.com or by calling 0870 60 70 555

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