Monday, October 4, 2010

UK airline bmi starts new route to Libya

One of Britain's leading airlines, bmi, is to initiate a new, daily service from London to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

The service, operated with an Airbus A319, will start on 1st December 2010 and is available to book from today. Flight BD469 will depart London Heathrow at 08:55hrs and land in Tripoli at 14.30hrs. Flight BD470 will depart Tripoli at 15:15hrs, arriving at London Heathrow at 16:45hrs.

The Business Class cabin will present a full Business Class service, including hot meals with a British twist provided on all flights and a fully stocked bar service. The seating in the Business Class cabin will present a 2:2 configuration, with the middle seat kept free to offer more space to work or just to relax.

Customers in Economy will take pleasure in bmi's full service benefits such as free checked baggage to a total weight of 20kg and a complimentary food service as well as a hot breakfast and full bar service throughout the day.

Business Class customers and Diamond Club Gold and Silver members can take benefit of bmi's flagship international lounge, the Great British Lounge, at London Heathrow Terminal One. Star Alliance Gold members will also be presented complimentary lounge access.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive of bmi, said: bmi's new route to Tripoli increases our on hand services to and from cities of influence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our business customers in particular will discover the new, daily service provides them even more choice between the UK and Libya and offers suitable domestic and long haul connections via our Heathrow hub.

Prices from London Heathrow to Tripoli begin from £265 ($400) return, as well as all fees and taxes.

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