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04 October 2023

Virgin Atlantic and bmi expand codeshare

By Abdel Hai Mohamad

United Kingdom carriers Virgin Atlantic and bmi have expanded their existing codeshare agreement to help customers travelling on bmi's domestic and Middle East networks benefit from seamless connections with Virgin Atlantic's North American services.

Virgin Atlantic yesterday said with immediate effect, passengers can book with Virgin Atlantic to travel on the routes connecting at London Heathrow with bmi flights.

These include New York JFK to/from Amman, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Tehran; Newark to/from Amman, Beirut and Tel Aviv; Boston to/from Amman and Beirut; Los Angeles to/from Tehran.

The new routes extend the existing codeshare, which enables customers on Virgin Atlantic's global network to avail of easy connections at Heathrow onto bmi services to and from Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Hanover, Venice and Palma.

Additionally, Virgin Atlantic customers will also be able to make bookings to travel to and from the airline's long-haul destinations and the UK cities served by bmi, including Aberdeen, Belfast, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Bradford, and Manchester, the airline said in a statement.

"This codeshare extension gives customers even more choice of journeys via Heathrow on two great partner airlines, Virgin Atlantic and bmi," said Edmond Rose, Director Commercial and Revenue Planning, Virgin Atlantic.

"Virgin Atlantic will work more closely with bmi to provide our customers with access to its excellent Middle Eastern and UK domestic network," he added.