Bmi offers new route to Libya

by Emily DUNBAR on September 28, 2010

Budget carrier bmi will look to take on British Airways head-on with the launch of its daily flight service to Libya.

The airline has announced that it will plan to offer a daily flight to the African nation. Already rivals, the two airlines will now go head-to-head in price wars to secure customers. The new bmi route is slated to begin 1 December and leave from Heathrow arriving in Tripoli.

Its main aim will be to boost the carrier’s links to the benefit of oil workers. Many of the oil workers are currently forced to fly from Aberdeen to Heathrow and then switch carriers to go to Libya.

Figures show that bmi already operates several routes to oil rich nations across the world, including Riyadh and Jeddah in the Middle East. Eastern European flights are also popular with the carrier, which offers services to Moscow and Almaty. The new service will also fit nicely with the carrier’s links to other areas of Africa such as Cairo, Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Freetown.

A spokesman for the airline said that the carrier was not concerned that it was entering the market for Libyan air travel during a politically sensitive time, which has been the fear of some market analysts. The spokesman also added that BA also flies daily to Libya amidst the political turmoil.

According to new reports, return flights on the Libyan to Heathrow service will begin at £265. British Airways could be dropping their ticket prices, as bmi’s link begins to open up competition for the destination.

{ 2 comments }

said October 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

it is very happy nwes we can travil to uk without dfficalty or trables

said November 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

bmi airlines belong long history in transportaion filed among world airlines we are happy to get opportunity to travil with this airline lot of coplements and regards

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