Flybe on 2nd August 2016 has announced 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.
“Flybe’s debut into this new marketplace marks the beginning of our ambition to provide mainland Europeans with the same high level of regional connectivity and choice of high frequency time-saving travel as we currently provide throughout the UK,” Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder, said marking the occasion.
Unlike fellow UK operator easyJet, Flybe has not yet indicated any intention to pursue a continental European AOC in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. However, while it has issued a GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) full-year profit warning given the recent decline in the Sterling’s value against the US dollar, it does not expect the fall out from Brexit to ‘significantly’ affect its operations in the longrun.