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Flybe signs significant new codeshare with airberlin

Leading regional airline ties up 10th key codeshare agreement to further expand European reach

1st August 2016

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, today (2nd August 2016) announces the signing of a significant codeshare relationship with airberlin.  Under the agreement, airberlin will place its marketing code on Flybe routes from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Manchester and Southampton to Germany, as well as to Flybe’s new intra-European routes from Hannover to Lyon and Milan that commenced operations on 1st August 2016.

The new agreement is the latest example of Flybe's commitment to providing convenient connections for business and leisure travellers from regional markets, allowing them to travel to the broadest range of destinations from their local airport.  It has the additional benefit of providing access for Flybe to airberlin’s strong brand, network and distribution presence in Germany and Europe more broadly, to support growth in the German point of sale on these important routes.

“The agreement also enables Flybe to expand its sales and distribution to European regional customers. airberlin benefits from enhancing its route offering to the UK for its customers in Germany and from the carriage of UK customers on its long haul routes. This is an exciting win-win agreement.”

Neil Mills, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer airberlin adds: “Our new codeshare agreement with Flybe gives our passengers even more choice and expands our flight offer to the UK. Thanks to our partner Flybe, business and leisure travellers will benefit from a seamless travel experience and a connection to our long-haul routes at Dusseldorf and Berlin-Tegel.”

Today's news builds upon Flybe's current portfolio of existing codeshare partnerships with Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair and Virgin Atlantic.

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For further press information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681    E: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 218 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 40 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale May’16 – Apr‘17); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA May’15 – Apr’16); one of only two UK-based carriers in top 20 global airlines punctuality league table by OAG (Jan ’16) and named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16);is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports(UK CAA Apr ’16);operates fleet of76 aircraft – 51 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 5 ATR 72s; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Air India; has three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’15); has own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.

*Flown under the Flybe brand (30 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)