Aviate turnover up almost a third to more than £80m

Aviate turnover up almost a third to more than £80m

Flight consolidator Aviate saw revenue rise by almost a third to turn over £80 million in the past year.

The company, part of the Travel Innovation Group, exceeded its targets for sales for the 2017-18 financial year, with 50% growth in ticket sales over the previous 12 months.

It was the third consecutive year of growth across all areas of the business.

Aviate’s performance in puts the Travel Innovation Group on target for achieving a turnover of £200 million this financial year.

The company attributed the continued growth to additional partnerships with major airlines, the restructuring of its lead generation team and new business streams, including Aviate Journeys, a platform to form long-term travel industry partnerships.

Aviate’s sister company, Lime, which provides a search, booking and ticketing service to the UK travel trade seeking British Airways flights, saw a 27% increase in ticket sales for the first nine months of its financial year.

Group managing director Michael Edwards said: “It’s fantastic to see Aviate continue to show impressive growth year on year.

“We’ve continually worked hard to ensure we’re enhancing our offering for our clients to ensure they’re getting the very best service.

“There have been a number of innovations we’ve made this year, which have been instrumental to Aviate’s financial success for the last 12 months.

“We’ve still got lots of new products we’re planning to launch into the market during the remainder of 2018, so we’re looking forward to seeing what the next 12 months will bring.”

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