Virgin Atlantic has announced a new codeshare agreement with Flybe.
From April 2, 2016, customers will be able to book tickets on Virgin Atlantic’s website to travel from one of 18 UK or European airports, and connect onto a Virgin Atlantic flight at Manchester, Glasgow or London Gatwick airport.
The partnership enables passengers to check themselves and their luggage through to their final destination. Note though that Virgin Flying Club members booking Flybe connections on Virgin’s website cannot currently gain miles and tier points for the Flybe sector of their journey.
FlyBe already has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair and KLM.
Erik Varwijk, EVP of Commercial at Virgin Atlantic commented: “Our partnership with Flybe offers us a fantastic opportunity to reach customers looking to travel long haul from key cities throughout the UK and Europe. We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations including the tropical islands of Barbados and St Lucia and the US cities of Orlando and Las Vegas.”
“We are delighted to offer our UK and European customers such a host of exciting global travel options through this new partnership with Virgin Atlantic,” adds Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer. “It reinforces our commitment to providing a ‘one stop to the world’ service enabling Flybe passengers to make seamless onward connections from their own local regional airport to such sought-after destinations as Barbados, Orlando, Havana and Las Vegas via Glasgow, Manchester and London Gatwick airports.”
Manchester Airport managing director Ken O’Toole said: “This will mean passengers from across the UK and Europe will be able to connect onto Virgin long haul flights at Manchester Airport, cementing its position as the North of England’s main gateway to the world.”
Details of the codeshare routes available to book at Virgin Atlantic’s website:
|Flybe operated||UK airport||Virgin Atlantic connecting destinations|
|ABZ (Aberdeen)||MAN (Manchester)||ATL (Atlanta)|
|AMS (Amsterdam)||BGI (Barbados)|
|BHD (Belfast)||MCO (Orlando)|
|CDG (Paris)||LAS (Las Vegas)|
|NQY (Newquay)||LGW (London Gatwick)||ANU (Antigua)|
|LAS (Las Vegas)|
|MBJ (Montego Bay)|
|SLU (St Lucia)|
|BHD (Belfast)||GLA (Glasgow)||MCO (Orlando)|
|EMA (East Midlands)|