bmi Regional has launched flights from East Midlands Airport to Frankfurt. The new route will commence operation on 31 October this year with further connections into Germany available through routes with parent company Lufthansa. Flights will operate three times a day from Monday to Friday and one on Sunday, using a 49-seat Emraer 145. “Germany has always been a popular destination and by offering direct flights from East Midlands Airport to Frankfurt we can meet the increasing demand from business and leisure travellers,” said Steven Griffiths, business director at bmi Regional. “With the frequent, convenient flight times, business travellers will now be able to complete their business in Frankfurt in a day, whilst leisure travellers can take advantage of the service for many of the attractions Frankfurt has to offer, including the world famous Christmas Market that launches in November”.