Posted on: 04 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Flybe has signed its tenth codeshare partnership, this time with Star Alliance member Air India.
The partnership will see Air India place its marketing code (AI) on Flybe’s multi-frequency services to Birmingham from Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow, allowing passengers to book seamless flights onward to Delhi. Passengers who are members of Air India’s frequent flyer programme will accrue mileage points for journeys taken on flights carrying the AI flight number.
Saad Hammad, Flybe’s CEO, remarked, “Our new codeshare agreement with Air India 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.
“We can now give customers in the UK regions convenient access to the Indian subcontinent through Birmingham Airport. This relieves them of the need to undertake long road or rail journeys to and from the UK's congested south east hub airports. It will also serve in contributing further to local economies by encouraging inbound travel from South East Asia.”
Seats will be available for booking via the Air India website or through local travel agents from 10 May 2016, with travel effective from 1 June.
Today’s news builds upon Flybe’s current portfolio of existing codeshare partnerships with Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.