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bmi British Midland flights to become part of oneworld and phased into British Airways network

14-May-2012 10:49 AM

bmi British Midland announced (10-May-2012) its flights will become part of oneworld in a series of phased moves starting on 23-May-2012, as its planned integration into British Airways (BA) moves a step closer following its purchase last month by BA and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG). Nine bmi routes from its London Heathrow hub will have their current 'BD' flight code and number replaced with 'BA' codes in the initial phase, bringing them into oneworld. These services will offer the alliance's full range of services and benefits from then. Destinations in the first phase transfer are: Agadir, Basel, Bergen, Casablanca, Hanover, Marrakech, Nice, Stavangar and Vienna. Further bmi routes will be changed over to BA code in the coming weeks - moving them also into oneworld. In the coming months the exterior and interior design of bmi's aircraft, as well as the on board experience, will gradually transform into BA's style. Effective 10-May-2012, all bmi flights will be available for sale exclusively through ba.com or BA call centres or travel agents. [more - original PR]