Emirates and Flybe have reached a codeshare agreement, providing Emirates with expanded access to Europe. Emirates will be able to access Flybe's 72-airport network in Europe, should regulators approve the deal.
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.
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.