Flybe, a regional carrier, plans to boost its service between Cardiff, U.K., and Dusseldorf, Germany, to four times a week. Flybe, which currently flies the route once a week, will deploy an Embraer 175 aircraft between the two cities.
Customers who book a flight with U.K. budget airline Flybe this month can earn double Avios. "We are delighted to be launching this Avios promotion, which we know will be very popular with our customers," said Martin Smith, Flybe's marketing director.
In a move to secure approval for its Aer Lingus bid, Ryanair may transfer some of its planes and routes to Flybe. Ryanair would put 100 million euros into creating a new company, which Flybe would then acquire.
Flybe has unveiled an automatic check-in option fliers can elect when purchasing a ticket. The service delivers a flier's boarding pass to his or her smartphone about 36 to 15 hours before departure. With the electronic boarding pass, the flier doesn't have to check in on the carrier's website.