Bmi has confirmed it will launch its own Heathrow-Berlin route on March 28, with a four-times daily service including a 2-2 layout business class.
The carrier already plies the route on a wet-lease agreement on behalf of Lufthansa, but from the end of March it will take over the service, increasing frequency from three to four-times daily and offering a two-class cabin on its A319 aircraft, with a 2-2 configuration in business class (the middle seat being kept free).
Business class passengers will benefit from "hot food with a British twist served on all flights, and a fully stocked bar service", and passengers in economy will also receive a complimentary food service including a hot breakfast.
The "new" route is part of the relaunch of Bmi's two-class economy and business product on its continental European flights, which differs from the economy and flexible economy product now offered on the carrier's short-haul flights.
The full schedule for fliights between Heathrow and Berlin from March 28 is as follows:
BD843 dep 0920 arr 1210 Mon-Sat
BD843 dep 0935 arr 1225 Sun
BD845 dep 1445 arr 1735 Mon-Sun
BD847 dep 1730 arr 2020 Mon-Sun
BD849 dep 1945 arr 2235 Mon-Sun
BD840 dep 0725 arr 0825 Mon-Sun
BD844 dep 1310 arr 1405 Mon-Sun
BD846 dep 1810 arr 1905 Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun
BD846 dep 1755 arr 1850 Fri
BD848 dep 2105 arr 2200 Tues-Fri & Sun
BD848 dep 2100 arr 2155 Mon & Sat