06.03.2017 11:22
Aircraft welcomed with water salute.

© Foto Fischer.

Graz-Birmingham started

bmi regional has begun the scheduled connection Graz-Birmingham. The service will be increased to four flights per week from the middle of March.

Today, on 27 February the first flight of the airline bmi regional landed at 10.40 am from Birmingham in Graz – a modern 49-seat jet of the Embraer brand.

In the first few weeks the two cities will be connected with one another two times per week by this direct flight ; then from the middle of March four times per week.

Customised product for business customers

The flight times are especially designed to meet the needs of business customers, a trademark of bmi regional. However, private travellers from Birmingham and Graz will also profit from the new connection.

How the product is customised to meet special customer requirements at bmi regional is also proven by a further innovation that was especially developed for the Birmingham – Graz route: Together with Graz Airport and interested companies, such as e.g. Magna, a new cargo product was developed, which especially focuses on "Just in Time" packages, documents and High Priority shipments. The first package was already delivered from Birmingham to Graz on today's first flight.

Graz as the first bmi destination in Austria

Graz is not only the first destination of bmi regional in Austria, the two second largest cities of the respective country are also connected with one another for the first time by the new flights.

Birmingham with a population of more than 1.1 million is the second largest city in Great Britain, the heart of the West Midlands. It is a modern metropolis with many service companies. A very special close relationship exists between Graz and Birmingham due to the strong orientation to the industrial sectors of automotive, railway and aviation.

From Birmingham further to London, Manchester and Liverpool

From Birmingham Airport there is an express train connection up to 6x per hour to London in just under 75 minutes. There are also further express train connections to Manchester and Liverpool. In addition, Birmingham also offers the ideal starting point in order to explore North Wales together with Snowdonia National Park as well as to visit Stratford upon Avon, the place of birth and work of William Shakespeare.

The flight times from 13 March 2017:

Flight no. 
Service days 
BM14011------ Birmingham   07.30Graz10.40
BM14021------Graz11.10  Birmingham   12.40

The price for a one-way flight from Graz to Birmingham incl. taxes and service charges starts at € 99.-. This includes 23 kg free baggage, 12 kg hand luggage and free snacks and drinks on board. The price is deemed per person and is to be booked according to availability via: www.flybmi.com.

Further details and opinions in the Press report.

Ribbon-Cutting Gruppenfoto vor dem Flugzeug.
© Foto Fischer. Festive cutting of the ribbon from left to right:  DI Wolfgang Vlasaty, Managing Director Mobilitätscluster ACstyria,  Jochen Schnadt, CCO Chief Commercial Officer of bmi regional, Mag. Gerhard Widmann, Managing Director of Graz Airport, State Minister of Economic Affairs DI Christian Buchmann, DI Wolfgang Malik, CEO of Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH.

bmi regional Embraer - ERJ145 © Foto Fischer:
bmi regional ERJ145 auf Piste

bmi regional ERJ145 auf Rollweg

bmi regional ERJ145 hebt ab