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bmi regional and Lufthansa announce new flights - connecting Jönköping with Frankfurt and the world

bmi regional, Lufthansa and Jönköping Airport announced new scheduled flights linking Jönköping directly with Frankfurt Airport in Germany commencing March 1 2015.  Customers can now connect twice daily from Jönköping to Frankfurt, providing access to Lufthansa’s worldwide network offering flights to 235 global destinations.

Departures from Jönköping are scheduled six days a week at 07:35 (Monday to Friday) and on Sunday at 16:05, arriving in Frankfurt at 09:20 on the morning flight and 18:00 in the afternoon.  Departures from Frankfurt are scheduled at 09:50 (Monday to Friday) and 18:30 with arrival in Jönköping at 11:35 and 20:15 respectively. All flights will be operated by a 49 seat Embraer 145 jet.  

Announcing the new flights, Ulrich Link, General Manager - Lufthansa Airlines, Scandinavia, Finland and Baltic States, said: “I am delighted that our Jönköping passengers will have quick, easy and seamless access to the Asian, African, American and European destinations within Lufthansa’s worldwide network by transiting through our hub at Frankfurt. The people of Jönköping can now take advantage of the attractive and highly competitive year-round fares we offer.  We believe that discerning travellers prefer the added value they receive from a full service airline. They know when they book with Lufthansa the price they pay includes a clear and transparent baggage policy from origin to destination, comprising the ability to take hand-luggage on board, as well as complimentary food and beverages on board, and the option to check-in online or at the airport with no extra cost. Passengers can fly to Rome for just SEK1648 or to Barcelona for SEK1638. Flying direct to New York starts from just SEK4359 and to Rio de Janeiro for SEK4759*.  

Cathal O’Connell, CEO of bmi regional, said: “The launch of this new route from Jönköping to Frankfurt and the rest of the world through our Lufthansa partnership strengthens both airlines’ network presence in Sweden and opens up new destinations for corporate and leisure travellers in Jönköping. The cooperation with Lufthansa means that passengers can connect directly from Jönköping to the world, saving time and hassle on their travels.”  

Jonas Ekeroth, CEO Jönköping Chamber of Commerce: ‘the Frankfurt region is an important for companies in our region, but of course it is the ability to connect to the world that makes Frankfurt to a dream destination. It means that we can fly from Jönköping to Rome or Rio de Janeiro on a single ticket, and check in luggage to the final destination – right from Jönköping’’.  

Sten Norinder, CEO and Airport manager at Jönköping Airport, said: ‘we are very proud of the cooperation with bmi regional and its codeshare partner, Lufthansa. This will have extremely great significance for local business, tourism and conference industry when you easily can get to Jönköping from large parts of the world’.

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