4 APRIL 2016

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Virgin in new Flybe deal

A new codeshare agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe took off on Saturday. Passengers can now book on Virgin Atlantic’s website to travel from one of 18 UK or European airports, and connect to VS flights at Manchester, Glasgow or Gatwick airports. 

FlyBe already has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair and KLM.

VS executive vice-president commercial Erik Varwijk said the partnership offered the company a “fantastic opportunity” to reach passengers wanting to travel long haul from key cities in the UK and Europe, with easy connections to popular destinations including Barbados, St Lucia, Orlando and Las Vegas.

Flybe chief revenue officer Vincent Hodder added: “We can now offer our UK and European customers a host of exciting global travel options through this new partnership.

“It reinforces our commitment to providing a ‘one stop to the world’ service enabling Flybe passengers to make seamless onward connections from their own local regional airports to sought-after destinations.”

Manchester Airport managing director Ken O'Toole also welcomed the deal, which he said cemented Manchester’s position as the North of England's main gateway to the world.  www.virgin-atlantic.com  www.flybe.com

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