Flybe Offers New Economy Initiative for Passengers

Flybe, a UK-based airline company, is offering a new way to book its New Economy product fares.

The airline is offering a new package that it claims offers passengers good value for money in a single fare bundle.

The New Economy fare bundle includes seat fares, as well as add-on benefits of 10kg hand bag allowance, a complimentary standard sized hold bag, complimentary advance seat selection during time of booking and a complimentary itinerary change for a package price.

Stephen Hobday, the airline director of sales, said, ‘Whilst the undoubted benefits of New Economy sell themselves, we nevertheless needed to create a mechanism to save time for TMCs (Travel Management Companies) and costs for corporate customers when booking in the GDS. With the support of our trade and GDS (Global Distribution System) partners, we are delighted to have now achieved this to everyone’s satisfaction.

Previously this bundle had to be booked separately to the fare, with an MCO issued and additional SSRs for baggage and other added elements. This has now been loaded as a special fare basis across all distribution channels.’

The airline is working closely with its GDS providers to offer this product package to its customers.

Robin Ranken, the head of supplier Europe from Travelport, a preferred GDS partner, said, ‘We are delighted to be working with Flybe to bring their complete product offering to our travel agency customers worldwide. The new bundled fares will make it quicker and easier for agents to book and as a GDS that drives efficiencies across the travel supply chain we are excited to be working with Flybe on this latest development.’