British businesses stand to make substantial savings on domestic flights between the UK regions and London as British Airways launches a new range of value for money business fares, available from tomorrow (May, 2, 2000).
The new business fare structure offers savings of up to 50 per cent on full fare domestic London flights, providing customers plan their journeys in advance, are flexible with their flight times and stay overnight at their destination.
The new range of return business fares are available on flights between Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester to London Heathrow and London Gatwick, as well as between Belfast and Newcastle to London Heathrow.
Tiffany Hall, Head of UK and Ireland Sales said: “Companies now have a much greater choice of fares depending on their specific travel needs. This move is yet more solid evidence of our commitment to offer real value for money to all customers, whether travelling for business or leisure purposes.”
By planning a return trip on British Airways five days in advance a business traveller’s flight can be bought for up to 40 per cent less even if they travel at peak time. If they travel ‘off-peak’ they can save up to 50 per cent.
Similarly, the customer who needs to travel at short notice can save 18 per cent on the full fare if they travel ‘off-peak’, yet are still able to switch to another ‘off-peak’ flight without incurring extra costs.
The new lower business fares are in addition to the permanently low year-round ‘Everyday Fares’ launched by the airline last December for leisure travellers. Fares for domestic leisure travellers, although bearing restrictions, can be as low as £50 (plus £21.70 taxes, fees and charges) for a return ticket from Gatwick to Manchester.
British Airways flies more often to more UK airports than any other carrier.