Flybe is to codeshare on flights to Germany with Air Berlin.
The deal will see the regional carrier feed passengers from the UK onto the German airline’s long haul routes from Dusseldorf and Berlin-Tegel.
Air Berlin will place its marketing code on Flybe services from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Manchester and Southampton to Germany, as well as Flybe’s new intra-European routes from Hannover to Lyon and Milan.
Air Berlin becomes Flybe’s tenth codeshare partner after Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair and Virgin Atlantic.
Flybe chief executive, Saad Hammad, said: “Flybe’s new codeshare agreement with Air Berlin expands the reach of both airlines.
“It strengthens Flybe’s ‘one stop to the world’ proposition for its regional customers in the UK who will benefit from connections to Air Berlin’s long haul routes at Dusseldorf and Berlin-Tegal.
“The agreement also enables Flybe to expand its sales and distribution to European regional customers.
“Air Berlin 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.”
Air Berlin chief strategy and planning officer, Neil Mills, added: “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.”
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