Exeter based Flybe (BE/BEE) and Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance.
The 5 year deal means that Eastern will operate its flights under the Flybe brand.
Eastern aircraft will also serve existing Flybe routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Manchester, a move designed to improve connectivity for Scotland.
The alliance comes as Flybe terminated its franchise agreement with Scottish airline Loganair from August 2017.
Flybe CEO, Christine Ourmieres-Widener said: “This alliance with Eastern Airways is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Flybe network” adding “We already operate flights at a number of common airports and this will enable passengers to connect to a greater number of destinations, across the UK and into Europe”