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BMI (airline)

BMI (airline)
Airline
Airlinebmi
IATABD
ICAOBMA
CallsignMIDLAND
Founded1949 (as Derby Aviation Limited)
Airline hubLondon Heathrow Airport
Frequent-flyer programDiamond Club
Member lounge
* BMI The Great British Lounge (International) * The London Room (Domestic, incl. Dublin) Heathrow * Diamond Club Lounge * BMI Business Lounge
AllianceStar Alliance
Subsidiaries
Fleet size28 (+3 on order)
Destinations31
Company sloganBetter for Business
Parent companyLufthansa (100%)
HeadquartersDonington Hall
Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Key people
* Sir Michael Bishop (Fmr Chairman) * Wolfgang Prock Schauer (Chief Executive Officer)

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British Midland Airways Limited (styled as bmi, British Midland International), is an airline based at Donington Hall in Castle Donington, England, United Kingdom, close to East Midlands Airport, and a fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. The airline flies to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia from its operational base at London Heathrow Airport, where it holds 11% of all take off and landing slots and operates over 2,000 flights a week. In January 2007, BMI bought British Mediterranean Airways which has enabled it to serve a wider range of mid-haul destinations.

British Midland Airways Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

The airline is currently ranked as a 3-star airline by Skytrax.


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