Flybe, a UK-based airline company, has entered into a code share agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the national airline of the Netherlands.
The code share agreement is currently in force on two routes between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Southampton Airport in England; and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Inverness Airport, in Scotland.
With the new code share, KLM is offering its customers three daily flights to Southampton from Amsterdam; and a daily flight to Inverness from Amsterdam; the agreement has been effective since May 30, 2012. The new code share will allow KLM passengers to travel to around 150 destinations worldwide from Amsterdam, on flights operated by KLM and its partners.
The KLM flights operating as part of the code on these two routes will be run by Flybe with Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 and Embraer E-195 aircraft.
KLM currently operates around 65 daily flights from 14 destinations in the UK, including Aberdeen, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Durham-Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds-Bradford, London City, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich.
Flybe said in its statement, ‘This partnership enhances the existing cooperation between the Air France-KLM Group and Flybe. Indeed, Flybe and Air France already operate within the framework of a code-share agreement on a substantial number of routes between France and the UK.’
Flybe is currently operating on 202 routes serving 18 countries, operating from a total of 35 UK and 55 European airports.