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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 09:15
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please post a link to that article. sounds interesting...

BMIr will be around end of next year.

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I think it says they will evaluate the 135/145, a far cry from replacing them!!
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I really do wish them well. I had a lot of respect for them in their previous Business Air guise, and when, as bmir, they offered me a job shortly before 9/11, they really tried to fight their (and our) corner against the recruitment ban/redundancy plan imposed by bmi as they actually needed crew. Alas our courses were cancelled but I've always maintained a respect for bmir, long may they succeed.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:56
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Saw today a very useless billboard advertisement for bmi regional "streamlined for business" - not a single thing describing or depicting what theyre trying to sell.
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Where did you see it ?


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Old 7th Oct 2012, 22:36
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Coming through north Manchester. Will try and take a picture for y'all tomorrow as I'll probably be passing that road.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 06:21
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Saw similar at ABZ on Friday. Had the same image as the front page of website with list of destinations at bottom. It's more the early part of re-branding and awareness rather than an out and out sell. Had a good mate who worked for some major corporate branding firms and there is quite a definite process when rebranding a company, getting the strapline and corporate image/brand out there is just the first steps of a campaign.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 06:44
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That ad in Manchester is also on the side of a few buses in West Lothian (near Edinburgh).
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 09:08
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Not seen any ads at all , not even for the new Manchester - Antwerp which starts in 19 days time. Even the Manchester Airport web site new routes page, does not carry any info about it (Whereas when EZY announced MAN-KEF last week, info appeared on there within 24 hours)
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:16
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Conveniently, I was out on my bike this morning putting some miles in and suffered a puncture just as I was approaching a BMIR billboard. I will also add:

1) This billboard was in Blackley, Manchester - hardly the place to advertise 'streamlined for business' flights.
2) It tells you absolutely nothing other than the 30 minute check-in and free food
3) Flights aren't even bookable through bmiregional.com yet

Here goes: (will probably need resizing)


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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:30
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Good to see a photo of one, thanks.

On your point about bookings.
Although the BMIr site is not fully independant of flybmi.com, you can book through www.bmiregional.com as the link takes you to flybmi.com

In the next few days www.bmiregional.com will become fully operational with no need to link back to flybmi.

I think this round of advertising is purely about getting the name, and brand out there again.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:45
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Would BMIR not be interested flying from Belfast? Their aircraft would be a good size for some of their current routes that EZY can't fly to due to the size of their ac
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small regional jets on marginal routes.... I wouldn't have thought so.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 01:59
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The Leeds business community have been royally messed around by Flybe since the closure of the LBA base in 2001 and the resultant scheduling problems. Maybe bmi Regional could ressurect LBA-BHD, (with the aircraft based at LBA, not BHD as it is now) which was once Jersey European's most profitable route.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 20:38
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Last time I did Leeds-Belfast City with Jersey European, the round trip cost approx 300. Things have moved on since then.
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Why oh why couldn't they have gone back to capital letters Bmi Regional. Lower case is so naughties...

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"British Midland Regional" would be even better. Forget the initials.

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Old 17th Oct 2012, 10:14
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Expect Bmi Regional to come back in a big way. The whole game is changing rapidly and they way people choose to travel will too. I wouldn't be too concerned over any negative comments posted on here either because with all due respect, I'm sure the vast majority of people who chose to fly BMIR are not PPRuNe viewers.

Comfort, speed, reliability and punctuality. These are the key strengths of the company and it's very much what the fare paying public need. With that I'm quite certain these sorts of services will be widely available to customers on a wider range of routes in the not to distant future.

Welcome on board! Oh, did I mention we're Streamlined for Business?

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 07:42
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Would EDI - LUX work for BM? There are a lot of financial/investment links between the two which should be pretty high yielding. I work in the financial industry and there is definitely the demand just not enough for a 737/A320 which is probably where the Embraer's of BM would be ideal (plus LUX seems to be opening up to outside carriers now with EZY and VLG recently announcing flights there.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 17:06
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Expect Bmi Regional to come back in a big way. The whole game is changing rapidly and they way people choose to travel will too.
Interesting comment - what is it based on?

Comfort, speed, reliability and punctuality. These are the key strengths of the company and it's very much what the fare paying public need. With that I'm quite certain these sorts of services will be widely available to customers on a wider range of routes in the not to distant future.
Again, interesting - but is the question not are there enough people willing to pay enough for BMIR to make a profit?
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