On 3rd May 2018, Air France and bmi will announce a brand new codeshare partnership on bmi’s Bristol to Paris service. Commencing for travel from 14th May 2018, the partnership will provide business and leisure customers from Bristol Airport with access to 25 French cities via Air France’s award winning hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The news comes less than a month after bmi announced that it would be increasing the frequency of its Paris CDG service from its Bristol hub. The airline currently flies twice daily between Bristol and Paris but, in response to demand from customers, will be adding a further flight three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as of 14 May 2018.
As well as opening up new destinations to the South West and South Wales, the move strengthens both airlines’ network presence at Bristol Airport and is also expected to benefit inbound tourism.