3 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 3 APRIL 2017

Flybe connects at Heathrow

Introducing new services between Heathrow and Scotland last week, Flybe made much emphasis of its ability to connect passengers to codeshare partners, and also non-participating airlines. (See BTN 27 March)

Speaking at a breakfast media briefing at the Gorgeous Kitchen in T2, Flybe CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener, said: “Passengers can typically fly onwards with Virgin Atlantic or partner Delta to Los Angeles or New York, or fly east with Singapore Airlines – all on one ticket from Edinburgh or Aberdeen. 

"Early bookings show this is an increasingly important part of the booking profile for these two new routes and we look forward to adding even more codeshare partners shortly.” 

Flybe does not use airbridges at T2 but the terminal coach transfer from the apron is very quick using the central area underpass scheme. In bound passengers pre-checked in, either on a codeshare or independent, can opt for the airside bus to any of the other terminals. 

Since they are already in the secure area, no more person or luggage inspection is required and Heathrow points out that it is quicker than going to the flight connections desk, and then directed to the bus.

Heathrow operations director Derek Provan noted the airport has reduced domestic passenger charges by £10 –  and he pointed out the new routes were supported by politicians from across the political divide.



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