This comes hot on the heels of BE commencing feeder service for SN Brussels at BRU. FlyBe is clearly working hard to diversify its revenue streams.
I can't help wondering what this means for KLM Cityhopper. KLM already serve more than a dozen regional UK airports, although neither INV nor SOU. While it's complimenting the existing KLM network, I can't help wondering whether KLM might use this as an opportunity to reconsider which other regional UK airports might be better served by Cityhopper or FlyBe code-shares.
KLM and Flybe unite to increase UK routes to Amsterdam and beyond
29 May 2012
Starting on 30th May 2012, KLM and Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, will implement a code-share agreement on two routes, namely between Amsterdam and Southampton and Amsterdam and Inverness.
Through this new partnership, KLM will be offering its customers three daily flights on the Southampton – Amsterdam route and one daily flight on the Inverness – Amsterdam route. The agreement provides passengers from Southampton and Inverness easy connections with the rest of the world via the award-winning Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Flybe will benefit from incremental traffic generated by KLM sales.