Air France Partners With Flybe

Codeshare agreement, effective later this year, adds several additional routes throughout Europe By: Skye Mayring
<p align="left" class="small_caption">Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport // © 2010 Chloe Fan</p>

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport // © 2010 Chloe Fan


The Details

This fall, Flybe and Air France will form a partnership through a codeshare agreement that will add five additional routes between the U.K. and France, seven new domestic routes within France and 11 international routes. All Flybe services into Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport will now connect to the Air France hub, allowing seamless and easy access to all of Air France’s extensive international flights.

“Air France is glad to announce a partnership with the U.K.’s number one domestic airline,” said Bruno Matheu, Air France chief commercial officer. “Over the past few years, we have watched Flybe’s growth and development with great interest and have been impressed by its performance in becoming a respected leader within the sector.”

Under the codeshare agreement, which should be effective by the end of October, Flybe will market and add its BE code to the following Air France flights to and from:

• Aberdeen Airport — CDG

• Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) — CDG; Lyon Airport (LYS)

• Edinburgh Airport (EDI) — CDG

• Manchester Airport (MAN) — CDG

• Newcastle Airport (NCL) — CDG

• Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) — Bordeaux Airport (BOD); Limoges- Bellegarde Airport (LIG); Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE); Perpignan Airport (PGF); Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS)

• CDG — Brest Bretagne Airport (BES); Budapest Airport; Geneva International Airport; Istanbul Ataturk Airport; LYS; Madrid-Barajas Airport; Munich Airport; NCE; Nuremberg Airport; Prague Airport; Sofia Airport; Vienna International Airport; Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport; Zagreb Airport

Under this same codeshare arrangement, Air France will market and add its AF code to the following Flybe flights to and from:

• BHM — Avignon Airport (AVN); Bergerac Airport (EGC); BOD; BES; Chambery Airport (CMF); La Rochelle Airport (LRH); LIG; Paris CDG; PGF; Rennes Airport (RNS); TLS; Belfast (BFS); Glasgow (GLA); Guernsey Airport (GCI); Inverness Airport (INV); Isle Of Man Airport (IOM); Jersey Airport (JER)

• CDG — BFS; Cardiff Airport; EXT; GLA; JER

• Exeter International Airport (EXT) — AVN; EGC; CMF; RNS

• EDI — EGC; LIG; RNS

• GLA — LRH

• JER — NCE

• London Gatwick Airport — EGC; LIG

• MAN — AVN; EGC; BES; LRH; LIG; CDG; RNS; BFS; GLA; INV; IOM

• NCL — LIG

• Southampton Airport — AVN; EGC; BOD; BES; CMF ; LIG; LRH; NCE; ORY; PGF; RNS; BFS; GLA; GCI; JER; IOM; INV; Leeds Bradford International Airport

“The combination of Flybe’s far-reaching coverage across the U.K. and Air France’s intercontinental network through [Paris], will offer travelers from many more U.K. cities easy access to an even greater choice of the world’s leading business and leisure destinations,” Matheu said.

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