Record last-minute holiday bookings reflect Brits’ disenchantment with staying close to home, reports leading regional airline
Regional airline suggests Darling takes a leaf out of the Dutch government’s book and keep Britain on the move Following the news from Holland that the Dutch government have decided to abolish its Air Passenger tax, Flybe, Europe’s biggest regional airline today written to Alastair Darling and called on him to postpone the proposed Air Passenger Duty (APD) planned for November 2009.
Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, is delighted to have found five out of eight Scottish namesakes in its countrywide search for destination namesakes to commemorate Flybe’s first-ever branded flight from Glasgow with its franchise partner, Loganair that took off late last year.
Regional carrier Flybe is offering free insurance to its customers, allowing them to recoup travel costs - including flights, hotels and car hire - if they lose their job.
Flybe is creating an XML-based web services option that will allow third parties to directly access its pricing and booking engine without the need for them to resort to so-called ‘screen-scraping’ activity.
As airlines introduce sweeping economies to offset soaring fuel costs, Flybe has introduced a novel way of boosting ancillary revenue. The low-cost carrier has inked a deal with inflight advertising company InviseoMedia to install seatback advertising on its 70+ fleet of aircraft.
Breaking Travel News interviews Stephane Durand, Managing Director for UK & Ireland at travel technology firm Amadeus. Amadeus is rolling out new business travel booking tools. Easyjet, Flybe and Eurostar content is also now on the Amadeus platform. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.
Flybe is rolling out an online check-in to now include those passengers booking through travel agents, business to business websites and the Flybe call centre.
From February if you carry checked baggage on a Flybe fight you will have to pay a fee, the airline will also double the weight allowance for hand baggage from 5kg to 10kg.