Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Spl discounts offered by airlines fail to woo flyers

Jaipur: Though passenger load of various airlines operating from Jaipur has touched 40% in few circuits, it is yet to reach the desire level. Special discounts offered by them have failed to attract the flyers. Jaipur airport has been handling 12-15 flights per day for the last two months as compared to its usual capacity of 60 flights.

Airport authorities and those close to the aviation sector believe that passengers are still scared and avoiding travel as long as it is possible.

“While interacting with the passengers, it is found that those who have emergency are only flying,” said a senior officer of the Jaipur airport.

Since the commencement of the domestic flights, there has been no major increase in the number of flights and their frequency.

“On May 25, when domestic operations resumed, there were 10-12 flights daily which have increased to 14-15 these days. Though special discounts and schemes are being offered, there are hardly any takers for it,” said Balbir Singh, a Jaipur-based travel agent.

Airlines are offering a variety of offers to increase passenger load. Airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air Asia etc. are offering many options for passenger fare concession. “Some of the operators are also giving Covid-19 insurance by charging Rs 300 to Rs 450 per passenger per ticket,” said an officer.
20/07/20 Times of India
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