bmi emphasizes its commitment to the Jordanian market

Published March 2nd, 2008 - 02:44 GMT

Mr. Nigel Turner, the CEO of bmi, the second largest airline operating out of London Heathrow, traveled to Amman last week to meet with company directors and government organizations, recognized within their fields as established leading figure heads operating within the travel trade and aviation market.  The aim of the meetings was to increase collaboration and strengthen future relations between bmi and the Jordanian tourism and aviation market.

Mr. Turner met with the Minister of Transport, Eng. Ala'a Al Batayneh, Mrs. Maha Al Khateeb – The Minister of Tourism, and the CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines Eng. Samer Al Majali, amongst others to discuss future opportunities of cooperation with bmi. The meetings focused on methods of enhancing bmi's airline services to help develop aviation market in Jordan while emphasizing on the importance of improving commercial ties between all concerned parties, which in turn will reflect positively on the Jordanian tourism and aviation industries.

bmi places great importance on the comfort and satisfaction of its customers. During his flying visit to Amman Mr. Turner held a lunch meeting in order to communicate this message and emphasize the company’s philosophy of providing the highest level of customer satisfaction with regards to their first class services. A press breakfast was also held for local media representatives.

Nigel Turner, chief executive officer of bmi, said:  “bmi is extremely enthusiastic about what it can bring to the Jordanian market. The former BMED routes that were integrated into the bmi network at the start of the winter timetable are performing extremely well and showing strong growth in passenger numbers and revenue generation. Their performance is a clear vindication of the sound strategic decision we made to invest in the acquisition of BMED to further develop our mid haul network at London Heathrow.”

bmi is the only British airline which operates regular non-stop flights between Jordan and the UK on a daily basis. The company operates 170 daily flights to 44 destinations from its main base London-Heathrow airport.

bmi, officially the UK’s most punctual British airline and the second largest airline flying out of London Heathrow launched the Amman - Heathrow route in October 2007 as one of the 17 new routes recently added to its ever expanding network. Covering over 41 destinations worldwide from London Heathrow, the airline flies from Queen Alia Airport in Jordan to Heathrow six times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   As a member of Star Alliance bmi offers customers a wide variety of generous advantages opening up a huge network of global destinations. bmi’s frequent flyer program, Diamond Club gives travelers the opportunity to collect points earning themselves numerous privileges and rewards. For further information visit

bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest and best connected airports.  Across its full mainline and regional network, bmi operates 1,800 flights a week to:  Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Aleppo; Alicante (summer only); Almaty; Amsterdam; Ankara; Antigua; Baku; Barbados; Beirut; Belfast City; Bishkek; Brussels; Cairo; Chicago; Cologne (from Feb 2008); Copenhagen; Dakar; Damascus; Dammam (from March 2008); Dublin; Durham Tees Valley; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Ekaterinburg; Esbjerg; Freetown; Glasgow; Groningen; Hanover; Inverness; Jeddah; Jersey; Khartoum; Las Vegas; Leeds Bradford; London Heathrow; Lyon (winter only); Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Naples (summer only); Nice (summer only); Norwich; Palma Mallorca; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Tel Aviv (from March 2008); Venice; Yerevan; Zurich.

bmi is a member of Star Alliance, established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Air India, EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines have been accepted as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 17,000 daily flights to 897 destinations in 160 countries.



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