Access to North America unlocked at airport

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PASSENGERS from Hampshire can now reach North America via Dublin thanks to a new agreement with Aer Lingus.

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has signed the deal which gives access to a wide range of destinations in the USA and Canada via Dublin from Southampton.

Aer Lingus’ north Atlantic network includes 10 daily flights across the Atlantic.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said: ‘Our new codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus is another exciting development for Flybe and 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.’

A codeshare agreement is when one flight is used by two different airlines.