Posted on: 11 September 2014 by Mark Howells
Finnair is to place its code on Flybe services departing from Manchester to ten regional airports as of 15 September, enabling simpler connections through Manchester to Helsinki.
The regional airports involved in the codeshare agreement are Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast City (BHD), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT), Glasgow (GLA), Inverness (INV), Isle of Man (IOM), Jersey (JER), Newquay (NQY) and Southampton (SOU).
The twice-daily routes currently operated between Manchester and Helsinki are timed to allow passengers to travel onwards towards Helsinki’s 15 Asian destinations.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s CCO, commented, “The codeshare is a win–win for both airlines. For Flybe, it furthers our ambition of being ‘One Stop to the World’ from the UK regions and enables us to reach out to a new and different market, whilst at the same time further facilitating the needs of our leisure and business passengers.”
Finnair and Flybe previously established a joint venture in 2011, Flybe Finland, which offers flights around Finland and the Nordic region from its base at Helsinki Airport.