Flybe offers global connections following Skyscanner deal
Newquay-Dubai, Southampton-Kuala Lumpur, Inverness-Hong Kong - just three of the numerous connecting bookings now possible with Flybe following the launch of innovative partnership with Skyscanner, a leading global travel search engine.
The partnership makes Flybe’s ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition a convenient reality with bookings that can be instantly made via a direct link from its website.
The powerful bespoke search tool, developed for Flybe by Skyscanner for Business, a suite of products that is helping to power the travel internet, calculates all options available for flying to selected long haul destinations from many of the key regional airports served by Flybe.
It details all possible itineraries, timings and convenient connections.
Skyscanner for Business developed the new search engine utilising its White Label product, which easily customised the tool to the Flybe branding that users are familiar with.
Once a travel choice has been made, customers can immediately click through and complete their flight purchase direct with the relevant codeshare carrier’s website.
These currently include Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair and KLM.
Examples of the extensive choice of long-haul destinations served by Flybe’s codeshare partners include Dubai with Emirates via Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick; and to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific via Manchester and Paris CDG.
Flybe chief commercial officer, Paul Simmons explained: “Our new partnership with Skyscanner fully leverages a wealth of travel possibilities available by combining Flybe’s own extensive route network with those offered by our increasing number of codeshare partners.
“Today’s news represents a major strategic step forward for Flybe, as well as a significant milestone in globe-trotting travel options for our customers.”