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Businesses taking advantage of cheaper flights

09 February 2009 20:10

Businesses taking advantage of cheaper flights

A growing number of companies are downgrading their flight plans to include budget airlines in order to save on travelling expenses, it has been claimed.

One way for struggling firms to save costs is through taking out cheaper travel insurance for business trips, but easyJet has suggested that companies are showing interest in lower air fares.

The budget airline indicated that it had seen strong demand for its corporate services in the last several months.

Paul Simmons, UK regional manager for easyJet, added: "We continue to do well in the business travel sector.

"A lot of companies have lowest fare on the day policies and we are basically encouraging people to do what their policy says," he said.

Business travellers flying with easyJet will be able to take advantage of quicker boarding and a dedicated lounge, Mr Simmons also explained.

In February, easyJet announced that it would be launched 13 new routes across Europe from the summer, bringing its total number of flight paths to 416.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19015365-ADNFCR