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London, 2 November 2008: London Heathrow’s second largest carrier bmi has today removed all fuel surcharges on its flights within UK and Europe. This initiative recognises the current economic situation and the need to provide more affordable and transparent air fares for business and leisure travellers.

Peter Spencer, bmi managing director, said:
“bmi has always been a market leader in UK and Europe and is committed to providing the best value flights backed up by our renowned friendly service. Our extensive UK domestic and European mainline network links 17 cities and the abolition of fuel surcharges on these short haul flights are designed to help encourage more business and leisure travel.”

bmi is a full service airline and does not have any hidden baggage, check-in or seat selection charges like its low-cost competitors. It carries proportionally more business customers than other airlines and offers a full range of check-in options including online and Self-Service as well as paperless boarding on some routes, where boarding passes are sent straight to customers’ mobile phones.

Within the UK and Europe, the bmi mainline network offers flights between Heathrow and Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast City, Brussels, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hanover, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Lyon, Manchester, Naples, Palma and Venice. The airline also operates an extensive regional network based from hubs at Aberdeen, East Midlands and Manchester airports. bmi also boasts the UK’s most generous frequent flyer programme, Diamond Club, allowing members to earn rewards faster.

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note to editors:

• fuel surcharges are still in place on bmi regional UK and European flights .

• bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest and best connected airports. Across its full mainline and regional network, bmi operates 1,800 flights a week to: Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Aleppo; Almaty; Amsterdam; Antigua; Baku; Barbados Beirut; Belfast City; Bishkek; Brussels; Cairo; Chicago, Cologne; Copenhagen; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Durham Tees Valley; East Midlands; Edinburgh; 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.

• 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, Egyptair, 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, Continental and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 18,100 daily flights to 975 destinations in 162 countries.

For further information, please contact Natalie Amos, Robert Coveney, or Lois Kettlewell at or on 0870 626 3141.

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