BMI increases fleet in preparation for transatlantic expansion11 July 2007
BMI is more than doubling its fleet of long-haul aircraft as it prepares to launch its first services between London and the US.
The move into the lucrative transatlantic market from Heathrow will start in next spring, as BMI takes advantage of the â€œopen skiesâ€ agreement that was signed between the US and European Union (EU) earlier this year. The deal will allow European airlines for the first time to run transatlantic flights to any American city from any EU country, and not just their home country. In return, American carriers will have free access to European airports.