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Encyclopedia > British Mediterranean Airways
British Mediterranean Airways
IATA
KJ
ICAO
LAJ
Callsign
BEE MED
Founded 1994
Hubs London Heathrow Airport
Frequent flyer program Executive Club
Member lounge Terraces Lounge
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 8
Destinations 17
Parent company British Midland PLC
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Chief Executive - David Richardson
Website: http://www.flybmed.com

British Mediterranean Airways, trading as BMED, is an airline based at London Heathrow Airport in England. It operated scheduled services as a British Airways franchise operator to 18 destinations in 17 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. In February 2007, the airline was purchased by BMI. Flights will operate as part of BMI from 28 October 2007 with BMI flight numbers. IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... “Heathrow” redirects here. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... “Heathrow” redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... This article is about the British airline. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.[1] The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the public corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of aviation in the UK. It was established in 1972. ...

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History

British Mediterranean Airways was established in 1994 by a group of private investors and began operations on 28 October that year with an Airbus A320, flying from London Heathrow to Beirut, the Lebanese capital. Damascus in Syria and Amman in Jordan were added to the network the following year, and the airline began flying a fortnightly charter service to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ...


In March 1997 the airline reached an agreement with British Airways, with BA withdrawing its competing services to Beirut, Damascus and Amman, leaving British Mediterranean as the sole operator on a BA franchise basis. Under this agreement the airline trades as British Airways, with all flights operated under BA flight codes (the range BA6500-6669 are allocated to BMED flights). All BMED aircraft are presented in full British Airways livery, appointed with the same interior and class product as the BA main fleet, and staff wear the BA uniform. BMED flights are booked through British Airways and the airline participates in BA's Executive Club and BA Miles programme. BMED is an affiliate member of Oneworld. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


With the franchise agreement, British Mediterranean's operations moved from Heathrow's Terminal 3 to Terminal 4, allowing greater integration with the BA network. The airline has greatly benefited from the franchise arrangement, taking over unprofitable BA mainline services better suited to BMED's lower cost base, to destinations such as Baku, Tehran, Addis Ababa and Almaty. British Mediterranean has also launched a number of routes on its own, backed by the global sales and marketing of British Airways, as well as feeder traffic to and from Heathrow. Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... For the long-distance runner, see Addis Abebe. ... Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ...


British Mediterranean Airways rebranded as BMED in November 2004, stating that the shorter name and revamped logo would help strengthen the airline's image. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004 BMED carried 277,000 passengers on its 6 aircraft, to 16 destinations in 15 countries. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In January 2007 BMED was bought by UK Airline bmi. The decision by bmi marks a change in strategy with the airline now focusing on more medium to long haul routes. BMED routes will work along side bmi's medium haul routes from London Heathrow. The British Airways franchise will be stopped at the end of the summer timetable of 2007, when the airline will be fully absorbed into bmi branding. All the existing BMED planes will re-painted in bmi livery and the staff will wear bmi uniforms, and the flight numbers will carry bmi's standard BD prefix. However, they will also continue to use BA code-share designation. As part of the deal to buy BMED, BMI sold the BMED Heathrow slots to British Airways for £30 million. These are due to pass to British Airways in late 2008/2009. bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the British airline. ... This article is about the British airline. ... This article is about the British airline. ... // BA, Ba or ba may stand for: Abbreviations Bachelor of Arts, see Bachelors degree the chemical symbol for the element barium (Ba) Bashkir language (ISO 639 alpha-2 language code, ba) Brodmann area, according to Korbinian Brodmann Breathing apparatus Corporations & institutions British Army Bank of America Boeing Company (stock... This article is about the British airline. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ...


On March 12, 2007, it was revealed that the airline was flying a "ghost flight" between London Heathrow and Cardiff Airport 6 times a week. No seats are sold for the flight, and it is not announced in arrivals or departures, or on airport information screens. The flight is only made in order for BMED to retain a valuable take-off slot at London Heathrow, unused since it scrapped flights to Uzbekistan. Airlines with landing rights at London Heathrow are liable to lose them if they do not make at least 80% use of their allocation over a six-month session. [2] is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Cardiff International Airport serves the city of Cardiff and its environs, but is also important for the whole of South Wales. ...


On April 5, 2007, G-MEDL was used to return 15 British Navy personnel captured by Iranian forces from Tehran to London Heathrow. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ...


Destinations

A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ... For the long-distance runner, see Addis Abebe. ... Bole International Airport (IATA: ADD, ICAO: HAAB) serves the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Borg al Arab Airport (IATA: HBE, ICAO: HEBA) (previously called Luton International Airport) is an airport about 60 km southwest of Alexandria, Egypt. ... This article is about the British airline. ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ... Khartoum International Airport (IATA: KRT, ICAO: HSSS) is an airport in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international air facility in Dakar, Senegal. ... Freetown, population 1,070,200 (2004), is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. ... Lungi International Airport (IATA: FNA, ICAO: GFLL) also known as Freetown-Lungi International Airport is an airport located in Lungi, Sierra Leone. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Almaty International Airport is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Manas International Airport (IATA: FRU, ICAO: UAFM) is the main international airport in Kyrgyzstan located 25 km (16 mi) north-west of the capital Bishkek. ...  Southwest Asia in most contexts. ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: Country Armenia Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ... Zvartnots International Airport (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ) is located near Zvartnots, about 10 km west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. ... Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... Heydar Aliyev International Airport (former Bina International Airport, Azeri: HeydÉ™r Əliyev adına hava limanı) is located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, and is 25 kilometers east of downtown Baku. ... Location of Tbilisi in Georgia Coordinates: , Country Georgia Established c. ... Tbilisi International Airport (Georgian: ) (IATA: TBS, ICAO: UGTB) is a main international airport in Georgia located near the capital Tbilisi. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... , Mehrabad International Airport (Persian: ) (IATA: THR, ICAO: OIII) is an airport that serves Tehran, Iran. ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Queen Alia International Airport (IATA: AMM, ICAO: OJAI) (Arabic: مطار الملكة علياء الدولي; transliterated: Matar al-Malikah Alya ad-Dowaly) A two terminal airport, situated in Zizya (زيزياء) area, 20 miles (32km) south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan. ... For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ... Rafiq Hariri International Airport (also called Beirut International Airport, formerly Chaldea Airport) (IATA: BEY, ICAO: OLBA) (Arabic: مطار رفيق حريري الدولي) located 9 km (5. ... Aleppo (or Halab Arabic: , ) is a city in northern Syria, capital of the Aleppo Governorate. ... Bassel Al-Assad International Airport is an airport in Latakia, Syria (IATA: LTK, ICAO: OSLK). ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... Damascus International Airport (Arabic, مطار دمشق الدولي) (IATA: DAM, ICAO: OSDI) is a public airport located in Damascus, the capital of Syria. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Photograph of snow-covered Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburgs Church on the Blood, built on the spot where the Tsar and his family were murdered. ... Koltsovo International Airport (IATA: SVX, ICAO: USSS) is an airport near Koltsovo, Yekaterinburg, Russia. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Esenboga International Airport http://www. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Heathrow” redirects here. ...

Former

BMED also served Luxor and Tashkent on behalf of British Airways. Luxor on Nile, at Luxor Temple with mosque. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ...


Fleet

The BMED fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2007)[3]:

The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Type A Operating Licence Holders
  2. ^ BBC News- Green anger at 'ghost flights'
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 87. 

Flight International is a magazine relating to airlines, general aviation, and aerospace manufacture. ...

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