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Flybe withdraws from Avios travel rewards scheme

Flybe is withdrawing from the Avios travel rewards scheme as it awaits a takeover by a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium.

The regional carrier, which put itself up for sale in November following a profits warning, confirmed that it would no longer be part of the Avios loyalty scheme from April 30.

Avios is part of British Airways parent company International Airlines Group.

Passengers will no longer be able to collect or spend Avios with the airline after the end of April.

Flybe said: “Until the closure of the programme on April 30, customers can still spend Avios and redeem them for Flybe flights operating through October, as well as on the wide range of reward flights, hotels, car hire and other travel experiences on avios.com.

“For further information on what happens to Avios after April 30 2019 customers are advised to contact Avios directly.

“Meanwhile, we are working on a new loyalty programme offering, the details of which will be shared when finalised.”

Referring to Flybe customers, Avios said: “Flybe will no longer be an Avios partner from the end of April which means you will no longer be able to collect or spend your Avios, with Flybe.

“Any Avios remaining in your account after 30 April 2019 will be lost unless you take action.”

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