Cheap flights carrier bmibaby has announced a large-scale expansion plan from East Midlands Airport.
The airline will introduce new flights to Alghero, Barcelona, Bastia, Cork, Dubrovnik, Malta, Newquay and Venice next year, while frequencies will be increased on a number of winter and summer routes.
To be in a position to increase the flights, bmibaby will base three additional aircraft at East Midlands, a move that will see its capacity from the airport increase by 40 per cent.
Once the expansion is underway, the carrier will be able to accommodate 350,000 extra passengers at the airport next year, while it will operate an additional 2,872 flights.
Flights to Palma will be added to bmibaby’s winter flying programme, while year-round flights to Geneva and Palma will be launched.
The news will provide a boost to holidaymakers in the east Midlands region following rival cheap flights carrier easyJet’s decision to withdraw from the airport.
From April 30th, bmibaby will launch new flights to Lourdes from Manchester.