Regional carrier Flybe has announced it latest codeshare agreement, enabling travellers to connect via Birmingham and onto Delhi with Air India.

Customers will be able to book single tickets at from May 10 (for travel from June 1), combining Flybe routes from Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Birmingham, and then onto Delhi using Air India’s daily service.

Members of Air India’s loyalty programme will earn miles for the Flybe sector of the flight.

Commenting on the agreement Saad Hammad, Flybe’s CEO said:

“Our new codeshare agreement with Air India is another exciting development for Flybe and tangible evidence of our continued growth. It further strengthens our commitment to connecting our regional customers 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.”

Flybe recently announced a codeshare deal with Virgin Atlantic, enabling customers to book tickets on Virgin’s website for travel from one of 18 UK or European airports, connecting onto a Virgin flight at Manchester, Glasgow or London Gatwick airport (see news March 30).,

Mark Caswell