Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have announced an expansion of their existing codeshare agreement, to include the regional carrier’s forthcoming services between Scotland and Heathrow.
The two airlines launched a codeshare deal in April last year, covering connections between Flybe and Virgin Atlantic services at Manchester, Glasgow and Gatwick.
The expansion will now see Virgin codeshare on Flybe’s new routes from between Heathrow and the Scottish cities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, which launch on March 26.
Customers can book connecting codeshare services at virginatlantic.com, benefitting from single check-in and bag drop for their journey.
Fares on routes from Aberdeen and Edinburgh via Heathrow include from £498 to LA and San Francisco, from £398 to Boston, from £418 to Washington, and from £445 to Hong Kong.
Commenting on the news Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s chief revenue officer, said:
“Flybe is especially delighted that this extension of our valued codeshare partnership with Virgin will enable us to better serve Scottish travellers and global visitors, further realising our ambition of being a ‘One Stop to the World’ for the UK regions.
“We greatly look forward to cementing our commitment to Scotland and welcoming even more Virgin passengers on board our new Heathrow flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh when they start at the end of March.”
Virgin itself operated domestic services between Heathrow and Scotland under its Little Red subsidiary between March 2013 and September 2015.