BA integrates nine of BMI's summer schedule routes

BA integrates nine of BMI's summer schedule routes

British Airways is taking over the selling of nine routes inherited as part of the takeover of BMI.

The BMI code (BD) and flight number on the nine routes will be replaced with BA ones.

The changes from May 23 cover BMI flights from Heathrow to Bergen, Basel, Nice, Vienna, Stavangar, Hanover, Agadir, Marrakech and Casablanca.

The flight schedule, including time, date and terminal will remain the same as BA plans to operate BMI's summer schedule to and from Heathrow.

BMI flights will only be available for sale through BA, via ba.com or the airline’s call centres from today (Thursday). Customers who have already booked a BMI flight will still be able to service their booking via flybmi.com, BA said.

Travellers who have booked directly with BMI will receive an email advising them of the new flight number. BA said they should check in online at ba.com and travel as normal.

“Travel agencies have been advised of the change and what they need to do to re-accommodate any customers with an affected BMI flight,” BA said. “Customers booked through a travel agency should contact them directly if they have any questions.”

BA baggage policies will apply to any BA-coded flights taken after May 23. The airline will honour BMI’s checked baggage allowance for any customers who booked prior to today (Thursday).

All other BA policies, including those relating to check-in times, medical clearance, children travelling alone and customers travelling when pregnant will apply to any bookings moved from a BD to BA code, irrespective of when they were booked.

Passengers with special travel requirements including medical issues are being asked to contact with BA to re-confirm details.

“People due to fly on any BMI flight prior to May 23 or any route not included in the nine routes listed above after May 23 need take no action,” BA said.

“Further routes will be changed over to British Airways’ system in the coming weeks and customers will receive emails advising them of the change.

“These changes are part of plans to integrate BMI into British Airways for the start of the winter season, with the gradual transition of flights during the summer. During this period, the exterior and interior design of BMI’s aircraft, as well as the onboard experience will gradually transform into British Airways’ style.”

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