bmi has announced it is to increase capacity on its route from Heathrow to Freetown, Almaty and Bishkek. The airline will deploy an Airbus A330 on its Almaty service from 25 June on Monday, Thursday and Saturday flights. This provides onward connections to Bishkek. In addition, flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday will also be operated by the A330 from 26 June. The move will provide the routes with an improved business class offering onboard. “The move from single aisle aircraft to a longer range, wide-bodied aircraft represents a substantial product upgrade for our customers travelling on these routes. Not only will it provide direct services but will considerably enhance our Business Class offering as well as ensuring that we are delivering a highly competitive product,” said Joerg Hennemann, chief commercial officer at bmi. The airline’s second A330 is currently used on bmi’s Saudi Arabia routes from Heathrow, to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.