Codeshare and US Customs via Dublin
With the new partnership between Flybe and Aer Lingus, Exeter passengers are accessing a wide range of destinations across North America and Canada via a single stop in Dublin.
Flybe’s codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus allows passengers to fly via Ireland on a single ticket to destinations such as Boston, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and Toronto.
Exeter Airport’s managing director Matt Roach said: “Our well-established Dublin route has become even more popular with the codeshare scheme which has our passengers leaving Exeter in the morning for Dublin before joining an Aer Lingus afternoon flight to Orland. This really is a great new option for travellers from the South West Peninsula.”
Bookings can be made via the Aer Lingus website or through local travel agents and with just one airline ticket travellers can be assured of seamless onward flights through Dublin which also provides US Customs pre-clearance. Passengers can then arrive at their destination airport in the United States as a ‘domestic passenger’ and by-pass lengthy US Customs and Immigration queues.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to be working with such an excellent and well-respected airline. It further demonstrates our commitment to providing seamless connectivity from the regions of the UK, which means passengers do not have to face long road or rail journeys to the UK’s south east hub airports.”
Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, added: “The combination of our services will give both airlines increased network reach and will help Aer Lingus to further develop our transatlantic hub at Dublin to the benefit of customers in the U.K and the U.S.”