Flybe is offering passengers the choice of including Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance (SAFI) protection as part of their booking process.
The package will be offered as an optional extra from March 1st to all passengers booking a return flight to domestic or European destinations.
As a member of the European Low Fares Airline Association, Flybe is delivering on its promise to the Minister for Aviation, Karen Buck, to proactively provide passengers with consumer protection in the event of any airline ceasing trading.
The move, which offers passengers comprehensive cover, follows the recent demise of EU Jet which left thousands of passengers stranded.
Flybe’s signed a 3 year partnership with AIG Insurance offer passengers a ‘low cost’ insurance package option, that also includes cover in the event of lost luggage, sickness and cancellation.
Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe comments: “This move further consolidates Flybe’s position as a leader in the low cost sector as the first in the aviation industry to introduce this insurance and sends a clear message to its customers that they can be confident when booking low fares.”
SAFI is the latest in a series of new measures introduced by Flybe. Flybe passengers now have the ability to take full control of their own travel choices, such as insurance, pre-paid baggage and advanced seat reservations, through Flybe’s central booking system at www.flybe.com as the airline continues to drive innovation in the low cost sector.