EasyJet is making a play to attract more business travel bookings through the trade with the introduction of an inclusive fare.
The tariff, which is only available through the GDS and other booking systems connected to the carrier’s API, combines services such as a bag and seat selection.
The budget carrier says the combined fare, which includes a 20kg hold bag, seat selection in the lowest-priced band and credit card payment, is cheaper than purchasing these components separately.
Head of UK sales Ruth Spratt said: “We are really pleased to be able to offer an inclusive fare for the first time – part of our campaign to make ourselves easier to book and attractive to large corporates.
“It will help us to compete even more effectively with the legacy carriers as well as providing further choice and value for the ten million-plus corporate travellers who choose to fly easyJet every year.
“In the past 12 months easyJet has made great strides into the corporate travel arena by signing a large number of corporate contracts and, based on customer feedback, we are confident the launch of the inclusive fare will further strengthen our appeal to large corporates.”
The new fare type is in addition to standard rates and the airline’s flexi fares which include fast track security, speedy boarding, unlimited free date changes in a four-week window, seat selection and no credit card charges.
Fast track security has been provided to flexi fare passengers at 27 airports since May, amounting to 54% of the airline’s business network. That is set to “substantially increase” over the coming months as it is progressively introduced to more airports across the easyJet network.
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