At the beginning of December 2014, the regional carrier Flybe and the Hong-Kong based airline, Cathay Pacific, secured a codeshare agreement opening up Cathay’s network to a broader range of UK-based business travellers. Together the two airlines will be able to connect passengers travelling from Hong Kong to seven destinations in the United Kingdom via Manchester.
Starting on 11 December 2014, Flybe passengers using Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man or Southampton airports will be able to use a single ticket through Manchester onto Cathay Pacific’s new four times a week service to Hong Kong . This codeshare will save travellers time and money by cutting out the need to take a long road or train journey to get to Britain’s main airports.
Cathay Pacific’s airline code (CX) will be placed on select Flybe flights between Manchester International Airport and the seven aforementioned UK destinations. Now, Cathay Pacific passengers can travel seamlessly from Hong Kong to various locations in the UK via Manchester starting from 11 December 2014.
Flybe are hoping this new move will demonstrate their commitment to opening up the travelling possibilities for UK based business travellers, which is also made evident in their various other codeshares will airlines. Flybe’s current portfolio of existing codeshare partnerships include with British Airways, Etihad and KLM. The arrangement will provide more choice, greater convenience and improved connectivity for passengers travelling through the Hong Kong hub to the UK.more news...