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05 July 2012

Flybe announces 20% increase in hand baggage size

Leading regional airline announces larger cabin bags with premium luggage offer to ‘Make flying better’ for passengers

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today announced an increase in its hand baggage dimensions that with immediate effect sets a new maximum bag size of 55x40x23cm, equating to a 20% increase in volume over the previous limit.  To ensure that passengers are able to avail themselves of the very best deal available, the airline has also teamed up with Antler luggage to offer the opportunity of purchasing a quality approved cabin bag for £50, a significant saving on the regular retail price of £120.

Whether travelling with hand baggage only or carrying it in addition their hold baggage allowance, today’s news will prove a popular move and is a tangible measure of Flybe’s ongoing commitment to ‘Making flying better’ for its passengers.

Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing comments: “Flybe has listened to our passengers’ feedback in relation to hand-held luggage so have worked on maximising our carry-on dimensions to the greatest possible allowance that can be accommodated on our aircraft.   We know that a lot of our passengers fly day returns or just stay overnight. They enjoy the convenience of hassle-free regional airports and this change will make travelling with hand baggage even easier. 

“To this end, we are pleased to have also secured a great offer for our passengers with Antler and hope our customers will consider taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase a spacious new carry-on bag that is a perfect fit at a perfect price.”

Julia Bradley, Head of Marketing at Antler added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Flybe who carry more domestic passengers than any other UK airline. That’s an awful lot of cabin cases to be stowed in overheard lockers and ours are not only light but also packed full of pockets to help passengers arrive at their destination organised and ready for their break. We look forward to working with Flybe and to providing more offers in the coming months to their customers. ”

Details on how to purchase a £120 Antler Montana carry-on bag for £50 can be found at



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