Monday, 10 November 2014

Flybe signs codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus

Image courtesy of Flybe 
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has announced a new codeshare agreement with Dublin-based Aer Lingus which, with immediate effect.

The partnership with Aer Lingus now enables Flybe customers travelling from Exeter, Inverness, Southend and Southampton to access, via a single stop in Dublin, an even wider range of destinations across North America and Canada. Aer Lingus' north Atlantic network includes 10 daily flights across the Atlantic to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and Toronto.

This codeshare agreement also extends to those travelling on Flybe franchise partner flights to Dublin from Donegal with Loganair and Flybe's joint operation from Southend with Stobart Air.

Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, added "We are delighted to join forces with Flybe as a connecting codeshare partner. The combination of our services will give both airlines increased network reach and will help Aer Lingus to further develop our transatlantic hub at Dublin to the benefit of customers in the U.K and the U.S."

Paul Simmons, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer, said "Our new codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus is another exciting development for Flybe and we are delighted to be working with such an excellent and well-respected airline.  It further demonstrates our commitment to providing seamless connectivity from the regions of the UK, which means passengers do not have to face long road or rail journeys to the UK's south east hub airports."

Flybe's current portfolio of five existing codeshare partnerships, namely those with Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Finnair and KLM, along with 17 interline partners that includes Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air Portugal and Qatar Airways.

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