Flybe has announced that Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines has become its 11th codeshare partner.
This means that starting this winter, regional customers using Flybe’s multi-frequency services from five UK airports including Aberdeen, Manchester and Southampton, and two mainland European airports, can book seamless onward flights to over 100 Singapore Airlines’ long haul destinations throughout south-east Asia, Australasia and now to the United States via Manchester.
For those taking advantage of Flybe’s Manchester hub connections, Singapore Airlines’ long-standing service from there to Singapore has recently been complemented by its first ever transatlantic route between Manchester and Houston.
Flybe is the largest scheduled airline measured by air traffic movements at Manchester Airport while Singapore Airlines is its longest serving long-haul international carrier.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe chief revenue officer commented: “Our new codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines is another exciting development for Flybe.
“It further strengthens our ability to connect our regional customers to long-haul destinations with our ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition and also serves to boost local economies by encouraging inbound business and leisure travel.”
The new partnership also opens up additional connections via Paris Charles de Gaulle and Dusseldorf, and several of the originating cities included can now connect to Singapore Airlines’ vast array of destinations for the first time.
Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines general manager UK & Ireland, said: “Singapore Airlines’ new partnership with Flybe greatly increases our reach throughout the UK by improving opportunities for its regional customers to access the high quality service and comfort that Singapore Airlines is known for, all from their local airport.
“We are proud to keep finding new ways for UK customers to access our flights from ever closer to home.”