Passengers using Flybe are being given the option to ‘hold’ their preferred online fare for 24 hours.

It guarantees that the price of their chosen flight itinerary is held so customers can check and finalise all their travel details before confirming and paying for their flight.

The ‘price lock down’ costs £2.50 per person per flight and is now available for bookings made a via the airline’s website more than seven days prior to travel.

Flybe was the first UK airline to introduce the option in 2013 and the improvements made on re-launch reflect a renewed focus on giving more flexible booking options.

Chief revenue officer Vincent Hodder said: “We appreciate our customers have busy lives and making travel plans should be as quick, easy and convenient as possible.

“‘Price Lock-Down’ is an enabler to travel, allowing Flybe to guarantee the set price of a flight for 24 hours so online bookers can go ahead and firm up any other travel details they might have to make with complete peace of mind.”