bmi Launches US - Worldwide Autumn Seat Sale

- Great savings in Economy and Business Classes on bmi routes to the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS countries for sale September 13 - 27, 2010

- USA to Amman from $385*

- USA to Beirut from $305*

- USA to Cairo from $300*

- USA to Damascus from $355*

*Each way based on a required roundtrip purchase, plus taxes and fees of up to $200. Fares shown are economy for low season travel from Washington, DC and will vary by travel date and origination point.

Sep 13, 2010, 11:08 ET from British Midland International

LONDON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- bmi, British Midland International, the second largest airline operating from London Heathrow, has launched a worldwide seat sale on flights to destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS countries.  Customers booking by September 27, 2010 can take advantage of fantastic value Economy and Business Class fares to a range of destinations across bmi's worldwide network. Flights are valid for travel until March 24, 2011 and are available to book now at

Travel in style

Business Class customers traveling to Saudi Arabia can now enjoy freshly prepared meals on board and fully-flat beds with 82 inches of legroom onboard the A330 aircraft.  Sample business class fares to Saudi Arabia: (exclude taxes and fees)*:

  • USA to Jeddah from just $1,618*
  • USA to Riyadh from just $1,618*
  • USA to Dammam from just $1,780*

Sample business class fares to other destinations: (excluding taxes and fees)*:

  • USA to Amman from just $1,713*  
  • USA to Beirut from just $2,100*
  • USA to Cairo from just $1,880*
  • USA to Damascus from just $1,630*
  • USA to Tehran from just $1,793*
  • USA to Addis Ababa from just $2,025*
  • USA to Moscow from just $1,340*
  • USA to Yerevan from $1,680*

* Each way based on a required roundtrip purchase, plus taxes and fees of up to $200. Fares shown are for low season travel from Washington, D.C. and will vary by travel date and origination point.

Parents with children aged between two and eleven pay just 75% of the sale cost of an adult flight for their child while those with children under the age of two who do not require a seat pay just 10% of the adult sale fare.**

Travelers to bmi's international destinations can take advantage of bmi's new international lounge, the Great British Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal One.  The flagship lounge is open to bmi Business Class, Diamond Club (Gold and Silver) and Star Alliance Gold customers and has been designed with customer comforts in mind, providing a stylish environment in which to work, relax, dine and refresh.

Notes to editors:

*Subject to availability. Sample fares shown are one way excluding taxes and fees, based on a required roundtrip purchase and are low season pricing ending March 24, 2011.  Fares will vary by gateway and travel period.  Gateways are Boston, Chicago, Denver, Newark, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami.  Code share partners operating the segment from the USA to and from London Heathrow include United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic Airways, US Airways and Continental Airlines.

**applicable for both Economy and Business class tickets.

For further information please contact:

Paul Charles / Julia Perowne / Elizabeth Morrison at LEWIS PR in the United Kingdom at  +44-207-802-2626 or via email:, or the bmi press office in the United Kingdom at  +44-133-285-4687 or via email:

In the United States contact Ken Connor, bmi Marketing Manager – Americas at 1 (703) 663-0719 or via email:

Notes to editors:

British Midland International (bmi) is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world's leading international hub airports. Across its mainline route network bmi operates to Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Almaty; Amman; Baku; Beirut; Belfast City; Berlin; Bishkek; Cairo; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Edinburgh; Freetown; Glasgow; Hanover; Jeddah; Khartoum; London Heathrow; Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Vienna; Yerevan.

bmi Regional operates to Aberdeen; Birmingham; Brussels; Copenhagen; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Esbjerg; Glasgow; Groningen; Leeds Bradford; Lyon; Manchester; Norwich and Zurich. bmi is a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler.

SOURCE British Midland International