Singapore Airlines will now be able to offer connecting flights to various airports across the UK, after beginning a partnership with Flybe.
The interline deal will allow SIA’s long-haul passengers to connect with Flybe’s regional network, providing a number of new one-stop travel options for British tourists.
Residents from towns and cities will also be able to travel more conveniently to the Far East, without them having to travel to Manchester or London Heathrow.
The new partnership opens up extra connections via Amsterdam, Manchester and the new destination offered by SIA on their global route map, Dusseldorf – which will include standardised baggage allowances and automatic transfer of luggage through to the final destination.
New destinations available in the UK as a result of the deal include connections via Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newquay, Jersey, Norwich and the Isle of Man, among others.
According to Sheldon Hee, SIA’s general manager for the UK & Ireland, the new partnership with Flybe allows them to provide greater opportunities for UK customers to access high-quality customer service and comfort for which Singapore Airlines is well known for, all from a local airport.
The partnership improves on efforts from the company to find new ways for UK customers to access flights from closer to their homes, adding to the rail-fly and coach-fly partnerships that were pioneered and introduced in recent years.
As the partnership develops, the airline plans to continue trying to find and develop more convenient options for customers to fly with Singapore Airlines.
The recent partnership follows an announcement of SIA’s first ever trans-Atlantic flight from the UK, which will be extended to the airline’s Singapore-Manchester route to the US city of Houston from October 2016.
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Date Created: 01/08/2016