FINNCOMM now backed by FLYBE and FINNAIR
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, and Finnair have together agreed to buy Finland's biggest domestic carrier Finnish Commuter Airlines for 25 million euros in order to expand in the Baltic market.
It will be interesting to see how this venture develops as FlyBe are very ambitious, but the Scandinavia/Baltic markets at which they are now aiming have strong competition in the form of Norwegian (low cost) and Air Baltic (flag carrier of Latvia operating regional routes with a mix of low fares and business orientated services). If it works, then we expect more of the same in other European regional markets with route pairs which don't have the traffic volume to attract teh likes of Ryanair or Easyjet.
New Booking Capability.. New Site Layout .. New Alternative Airlines
It is spring here in the UK and we've been working hard throughout the last six months to be ready with a new improved Alternative Airlines, as the season of renewal replaces the long nights of winter. Regular bookers will see a dramatically improved availability display with some funky new features and more choice of airlines (particularly on multi sector flights) plus we've tried to make the site easier to navigate and added some more interesting features.