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Business Travellers Now Taking Cheap Flights

Businesses are asking their employees to travel more often, but they are also taking cheap flights.  More and more business travellers are flying with budget airlines, according to Aviation Consultancy Ascend’s 2012 survey.  A total of 624 frequent business travellers in Europe and North America were polled and they found there was an average increase of 1.5% in the number of flights taken and an increase of 1% in the number of budget flights taken.


Carlson Wagonlit Travel CWT.L manages travel for businesses and they have data that concurs with the Ascend survey.  Carlson Wagonlit’s projections for 2013 show that airfares will rise across the globe and as this happens corporate air travel budgets will shrink.  Ascend’s chief economist Peter Morris says that those airlines that can provide good value to business travellers and not lose business will do well in the coming year.


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