Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, has announced that it will expand its Nice flight programme next year to accommodate those attending MIPIM 2013, the world’s leading real estate show.
More than 300 extra seats are now on sale in March to give the region’s business community direct access to the event, which is taking place in Cannes between the 12th and 15th March 2013.
Flights for MIPIM will operate between Birmingham and Nice as follows:
Monday 11th March Birmingham to Nice: depart 06:50 arrive 09:55
Tuesday 12th March Birmingham to Nice: depart 14:10 arrive 17:15
Thursday 14th March Nice to Birmingham: depart 23:15 arrive 00:20
Friday 15th March Nice to Birmingham: depart 19:10 arrive 20:20
Prices start from £39.99 one way including taxes and can be booked via www.monarch.co.uk
The event is an opportunity for cities to showcase opportunities and access the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.
Monarch Airlines usually flies to Nice during the summer period only from Birmingham but has extended its schedule to help Midlands businesses.
Kevin George, Monarch Airlines’ Managing Director, explained: “Monarch’s expansion in the Midlands over recent years not only means that we’re committed to providing reliable and affordable services to both leisure and business travellers, but we can also support the economic growth of the region.
“The Midlands has some of the UK’s most exciting development programmes and is able to offer opportunities for the world’s leading property developers so we’re delighted to provide these dedicated flights for MIPIM, helping us to play our part in the region’s future success.”
A delegation from Birmingham will be attending the show next year and so far, more than 10 partners including Birmingham City Council, Nikal, GVA and DLA Piper have joined forces to represent the city.
Led by the city’s inward investment programme Business Birmingham, the delegation will be promoting its development opportunities to almost 20,000 international attendees, including property experts, architects and international investors.
Wouter Schuitemaker, Investment Director at Business Birmingham, said: “MIPIM is crucial for Birmingham and its business community to attract investment into emerging developments. Monarch’s provision of direct routes to Nice during MIPIM will make it much easier and quicker for business leaders to take advantage of an event that has proved invaluable in providing direct access to hundreds of potential investors.”
To find out how to take part in MIPIM 2013, please click here.