Flybe & Singapore Airlines announce new codeshare partnership
Leading regional airline continues growth with 11th codeshare partnership giving regional customers from 5 UK and 2 European airports seamless connections to SE Asia, Australasia and the United States
23rd November 2016
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (29th November, 2016) announced that Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines has become its 11th codeshare partner. This means that starting this winter, regional customers using Flybe’s multi-frequency services from five UK airports including Aberdeen, Manchester and Southampton, and two mainland European airports, can book seamless onward flights to over 100 Singapore Airlines’ long haul destinations throughout SE Asia, Australasia and now to the United States via Manchester. Bookings can be made online at www.singaporeair.com or through a local travel agent.
For those taking advantage of Flybe’s Manchester hub connections, Singapore Airlines’ long-standing service from there to Singapore has recently been complemented by its first ever transatlantic route between Manchester and Houston. Flybe is the largest scheduled airline measured by air traffic movements at Manchester Airport whilst Singapore Airlines is its longest serving long-haul international carrier.
The new partnership also opens up additional connections via Paris Charles de Gaulle and Dusseldorf, and several of the originating cities included can now connect to Singapore Airlines’ vast array of destinations for the first time.
Cities and routes currently included in the new Flybe-Singapore Airlines’ codeshare partnership are as follows:
|Belfast City||Via Manchester|
|Birmingham||Via Paris CDG|
|Manchester||Via Paris CDG|
Additional cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle of Man, Exeter and London City are also available through an interline agreement between the two carriers.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “Our new codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines is another exciting development for Flybe. It further strengthens our ability to connect our regional customers to long-haul destinations with our ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition and also serves to boosting local economies by encouraging inbound business and leisure travel.”
Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines’ General Manager UK & Ireland, said: “Singapore Airlines’ new partnership with Flybe greatly increases our reach throughout the UK by improving opportunities for its regional customers to access the high quality service and comfort that Singapore Airlines is known for, all from their local airport. We are proud to keep finding new ways for UK customers to access our flights from ever closer to home.”
Issued by the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681 E:[email protected]
Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline - 217 routes serving 10 countries from 77 departure points, 37 UK/40 European airports (all routes on sale Nov’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); 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 of 76 aircraft – 52 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 5 ATR 72s; Codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Air Berlin and Singapore Airlines; 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’16); Has its own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.