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bmibaby launch new route from Cork Airport to East Midlands

Low cost airline, bmibaby, has today announced a new route from Cork to East Midlands Airport.

Services to East Midlands Airport will commence on 18 December 2009 and flights will operate on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  In addition, extra services will be available over the busy Christmas and New Year period.  The route is currently scheduled to fly until 27 March 2010, and bmibaby expects to carry over 16,000 passengers on the new route during the winter months.

bmibaby is currently the only low cost airline to offer the service from Cork to East Midlands Airport, and prices on the new route start from just €24.99 one way including taxes and charges.   The airline also flies from Cork to Manchester Airport up to five times a week, and prices start from just €26.99 one way including taxes and charges. 

Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby said:

"We are proud to introduce this new route to our flying programme from Cork Airport.  bmibaby is the only low cost carrier to offer flights from the airport to the East Midlands, so we are pleased we can offer a quick and direct route to Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, and other key destinations in the Midlands. 

"During the winter months we expect to carry over 16,000 passengers on the new service.  In addition we have added extra services to the flying programme for the busy festive period, to enable those looking to visit friends and family, or to come to the East Midlands for a spot of Christmas shopping, the perfect opportunity to do so at a fantastic low price!"

Kevin Cullinane, Marketing Manager, Cork Airport said:

"This is fantastic news for the local economy, both from a business and leisure travel perspective. We very much look forward to welcoming visitors from Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and other key locations in the East Midlands once the new service begins.

Today's announcement by bmibaby is particularly encouraging given that the airline is already planning to increase services to and from East Midlands during the upcoming Christmas period, allowing the travelling public to avail of additional services during the busy festive season", added Kevin Cullinane.