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Flybe becomes first budget airline to drop £9 debit card fees

28 April 2012

The airline that pioneered charges for checked-in baggage has abandoned its £9 flat fee for paying with debit cards.

Flybe, Eeurope’s largest regional carrier, says it has removed the charge as part of “‘A fair, open and transparent approach to sales and service policies'”.

Until its removal today, the fee earned Flybe an average of £4.50 for each passenger flown. But the airline’s UK managing director, Andrew Strong said “‘I’m not looking to put up fares to offset the removal. People will choose us because we offer a better product.'”


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