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Airplanes and airlines. Alitalia and Flybe sign code-share agreement

Rome, Italy - More travel options from Italy to UK

Alitalia, the largest Italian airline, and Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, based in Exeter (UK), have signed a broad code-sharing agreement connecting the networks of the two airlines. Through this new code-share, Alitalia customers will have the opportunity to reach a wide number of destinations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and UK air travellers will have easier access to the Alitalia network. The new code-share flights are already on sale, allowing more travel options on direct flights between Milan-Malpensa and UK, as well as via other European gateways such as London (Heathrow and City airports), Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich. As a result, Alitalia’s ‘AZ’ flight codes have been placed on Flybe’s direct flights between Milan-Malpensa and Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Southampton airports. In addition, the Italian airline has also placed its flight codes on Flybe operated services from London-City and London-Heathrow airports to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Exeter and Belfast City. London airports are easily reachable thanks to Alitalia’s own daily services from Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Linate. Other code-share destinations offered by Alitalia through Flybe services are to Doncaster Sheffield (via Amsterdam, Paris-"Charles de Gaulle" or Berlin-Tegel) and East Midlands (via Amsterdam). Thanks to the code-share agreement, customers can fly seamlessly to their desired destination with a single ‘unique’ ticket, checking-in at the airport of departure, and collecting their checked-through baggage at the end of their trip in the arrival airport. The new code-share flights are now available for sale through the website www.alitalia.com as well as with travel agencies.

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