AirNewsTimes Uk About US Contact

Travel offers from Airlanes

Travel offers from Airlanes

Domestic and international airlines are offering travel packages to flyers that cover not only tickets to the place of travel but also hotel bookings and local conveyance. Facing a major cash crunch, Air India has realised that the best way to stay afloat is to rely on packages, according to a report by Karan Choudhury in The Telegraph.

» Tourism | Monday, July 4, 2011 • Air News Times
According to a senior Air India official, “We are trying to offer packages throughout the year. Summer still is one of the busiest travel seasons; so there are assured footfalls. Package services do add 20 per cent or more bookings for the entire season. But now we are trying to concentrate on business travellers who make for 77 per cent of our passengers.

“We will try and launch eight packages targeting business travellers who look forward to the one-stop shop concept and web-based travel and stay plan in the next few months,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

IndiGo offers nearly 150 packages for 30 destinations, which include religious, business and leisure tours. Hotel chains have also shown an interest, with Accor Group, Fortune, Sarovar, The Pride and Lemon Tree joining hands with the IndiGo service.

“In a competitive environment, customers have many options to choose from. It is this demand in the market that has led various airlines to offer customised packages for an overall holiday experience. We keep introducing several packages to suit their requirements. We will continue to introduce newer packages that suit travellers’ requirement and are relevant to the season of travel,” Orhan Abbas, Vice-President — India and Nepal, Emirates Airline, said.

Many foreign airlines have introduced packages specifically for Indians to attract tourists. Air Arabia is offering customised tours for Indian travellers to Kenya. “The driving force behind these moves is that all airlines want their carriers to fly full capacity. The concept of packaging has evolved in the past four years. Thanks to them, even after giving tickets at discounted prices, airlines are able to recover operating costs. They also help an airline in enhancing the brand image and increase the market share. They are even able to earn marginal revenues from packages,” said P.R. Srinivas, Leader (Travel, Hospitality and Tourism), Deloitte India. 
Warning: Comments which include insulting, offensive sentences or hints, assault and comments with the unwritten rules of spellingand written in English characters incorrectly will not be approved.
Login to make a comment with your user name
Yorumunuzu Sendin
Tüm Yorumları Okumak İçin tıklayın

More News

All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
AA550: Interview With First Officer Steve Stackelhouse
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
Qantas Resumes Nonstop Service to San Francisco
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
AirwaysNews' 2015 Top 10 Stories
Wednesday, December 30, 2015    
First A320neo Delivery Postponed Until January
Wednesday, December 30, 2015    
Most Significant Aviation Events in 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015    
Op-Ed: Is Open Seating Losing Altitude at Southwest?
Tuesday, December 29, 2015    
AirwaysNews' 2016 Aviation Predictions
Monday, December 28, 2015    
Top 10 Holiday Videos
Thursday, December 24, 2015    
The 2015 AirwaysNews Aviation Holiday Wish List
Wednesday, December 23, 2015    
Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts
Monday, December 21, 2015    
Airbus to Delay IndiGo's A320neo Delivery
Monday, December 21, 2015    
WestJet Spreads Holiday Cheer 12,000 Times
Monday, December 21, 2015    
Flashback Friday: 80th Anniversary of the Douglas DC-3
Saturday, December 19, 2015    
All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
ANA is reportedly planning to order three Airbus A380s, according to Nikkei
EVA Airways Becomes a Boeing 787-10 Customer
EVA Airways Becomes a Boeing 787-10 Customer
The Taiwanese Carrier has inked a deal with Boeing for the purchase of up o
Delta to Keep 14 Additional Boeing 757-200s
Delta to Keep 14 Additional Boeing 757-200s
According to Bloomberg, Delta will keep 14 Boeing 757-200 aircraft that wer
Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track
Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track
Despite the shadows about its future, Bombardier stays loyal to its CSeries
CityJet to Take Delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100
CityJet to Take Delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100
CityJet has confirmed today the acquisition of 15 SuperJet SSj100, with del
CityJet to Become a CRJ-900 Operator
CityJet to Become a CRJ-900 Operator
Irish carrier Cityjet has confirmed that will become a Bombardier CRJ-900 o
JetBlue to Take Off to Quito, Ecuador
JetBlue to Take Off to Quito, Ecuador
JetBlue continues its Latin American expansion out of Fort Lauderdale, now
  • Kara Kutu

  • Çok Okunan

  • Yorumlanan

AirNews'i Delicious'ta PaylaşınAirNews'i Stumbleupon'da Paylaşın!AirNews'i Twitter'da Takip Edin!AirNews Facebook Sayfasını Ziyaret EdinAirNews RSS
UK News | World | Aviation | Airlines | Airports | Business | Space | Technology | Tourism | Photos | Videos

This Site All Rights Reserved. Not be quoted without permission.

Copyright © 2008 - 2011 airnewstimes.co.uk

Design / Software: Air News Times