UK regional airline, Linksair, who recently commenced a daily weekday sevice between Cardiff and Norwich adding to the twice daily Anglesey-Cardiff Wales air-service and Robin-Hood to Isle of Man among their network, have joined with Europcar in a new fly-drive partnership.
As one of the worlds biggest and best known car hire brands and the only one with a branch all airports Linksair serves including Cardiff, Anglesey, Norwich, Robin-Hood Doncaster Sheffield and the Isle of Man have a new partnership allowing passengers booking on services to gain a 10% reduction on the hire of all cars and vans via Linksair.
Roger Hage, Linksair commercial manager commented: “We are delighted one of the biggest vehicle hire brands is so keen to work with us across our UK-wide network. With our regional air services already offering such a valued time saving compared to driving or using the train or ferry for business, leisure, coastal or city breaks, a welcome saving on car-hire can also now be made”
Europcar Marketing and Partnership Support Manager, Simon Burnley, commented “At Europcar we are pleased to be working in partnership with Linksair, offering passengers preferential rates for their onward travel needs”
LinksAir which recently launched the new daily weekday Norwich connection to complement its Anglesey-Cardiff twice daily weekday service with fares starting at just £19.00 one-way* between Anglesey-Cardiff and just £59.00 one-way* between Cardiff-Norwich**, with connections Anglesey-Norwich also available.
This new Europcar partnership adds to the airlines existing hotel booking partner Hotels.TV and demonstrates further commitment to growing UK regional connections and adding value for passengers using our services.
With the airline having recently added to their growing Wales based team with the appointment of Anglesey born Stuart Lay-Flurrie as the Wales Route Coordinator based at Anglesey Airport, a further welcome boost was demonstrated by the route carrying more than 1000 passengers for the second consecutive month, the first time in six years this has been the case. With 1031 carried in April (621 carried in April 2015 with the previous operator) adding to 1165 in March, Linksair are delivering year-on-year growth of 40% since taking over the route from the previous operator, and have in 2015 alone carried over 1400 more passengers than this time last year. The load factor is now averaging 70% compared to less than 50% a year ago.
Flights are available to book at www.linksair.com or via 0844 8002411 or via your local travel agent on all GDS systems as W2 / Flexflight.
* Fares start from £19.00 one-way Anglesey-Norwich including taxes & charges.
** Norwich Airport Development fee of £10.00 per adult departing passenger applicable and charged locally on departure.