AviationTHAI, TAT join forces to offer FREE tickets

Airlines launch sales bonanza to stimulate travel

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Vietjet is among airlines heavily discounting ticket prices.
Vietjet is among airlines heavily discounting ticket prices.

BANGKOK – Airlines across Asia are not sitting still while passenger numbers plummet due to the Covid-19 virus.

At the same time, the airline is implementing the “Early Birds, Special Deal” promotion programme on more than 50 international routes as part of an activity endorsed by the Vietnam Tourism Association to stimulate tourism and promote safe international destinations to passengers in the first half of 2020.

Thai Airways International (THAI) is partnering with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to offer discounts and even free domestic tickets to international tourists.

Thai AirAsia is providing discounts for any domestic routes within a designated period, while Nok Air is offering heavily discounted one-way ticket prices for domestic routes.

The THAI-TAT collaboration - Amazing Flight, Amazing Thailand - will be launched at ITB Berlin next week.

Under the six-month campaign, THAI will offer 10,000 tickets to Thailand to international tourists with at least a 20% discount, plus a round trip ticket for a domestic route operated by THAI or THAI Smile Airways.

“We'll start with 10,000 tickets. If the feedback is good TAT will talk with THAI about increasing the number of sale tickets," said TAT deputy governor of marketing communications, Tanes Petsuwan.

Vietnam Airlines is offering passengers discounts  on routes between HCM City and Kuala Lumpur/Singapore.

The super-saving tickets are applied for HCM City-Kuala Lumpur flights departing from Feb. 24 to May 20, 2020 and for those on the HCM City-Singapore route from Feb. 24 to May 30, 2020.

At the same time, the airline is implementing the “Early Birds, Special Deal” promotion programme on more than 50 international routes as part of an activity endorsed by the Vietnam Tourism Association to stimulate tourism and promote safe international destinations to passengers in the first half of 2020.

Vietjet Air has also marked down all routes across Thailand by 50%.


TWA TAKE:
Airlines and NTOs deserve credit for trying to stave off a sales slump with the the aim of rebuilding confidence in regional travel

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