<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG><STRONG><A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-st-exupery/project-airport-lyon-st-exupery,p,69,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon&#8217;s Saint-Exup&#233;ry Airport </A></STRONG>has announced 13 new routes for summer 2013</STRONG>. This will bring the total number of airline companies operating from the airport to 58 and the number of destinations served to 121.</P> <P align=justify><BR>Lyon is forging new connections with <STRONG>other world destinations, notably in the Mediterranean region</STRONG> <STRONG>(Greece, Croatia, North Africa, Spain, etc.), essentially for tourism purposes. <BR></P></STRONG> <P><STRONG>In terms of business travel, the British company BMI Regional has added a new route between Lyon and Birmingham</STRONG>; it was launched on the 13th May and operates six days per week. The company employs more than 400 people in the United Kingdom and operates 450 national and international flights per week, including a connection between Lyon and Manchester.<BR><BR><STRONG>Birmingham is the second largest city in England, with a strong industrial profile, particularly <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-transport_mobilite/transport-in-lyon,p,222,EN.jsp" target=_blank>in the automotive sector</A></STRONG>. The new route is opening up the way for <STRONG>new partnerships between Birmingham and Lyon</STRONG> in the automotive sector.<BR><BR></P>