Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines has announced more than 150,000 people have participated the airline´s fly-at-will discount ticket package for unlimited weekend travel, the company said.
The air ticket discount package launched in China, allowing passengers to enjoy unlimited weekend flights till December 31, the fly at will promotion released on June 18. The package was priced at CNY 3,322 (USD 473.72). The product has been especially welcomed by backpackers and migrant workers. Some netizens even call it “a godsend for long-distance relationship”.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has been effectively brought under control in the China, 150,000 passengers flew to enjoy holidays or visit their family by using the ticket package, which has become a hot topic and a phenomenal economic activity in China.
The average passenger load factor of the China Eastern flights from Shanghai to more than ten destinations rose by nearly 20 percent, with the figure of some flights even surpassing 90 percent. Some popular flights have seen the proportion of “fly at will” passengers exceed 90 percent. Although the company has dispatched wide-body aircrafts like B777 and A350 to the hot flights, it still cannot fully meet passengers´ growing travel demands.
China Eastern said hopes that its fly at will can help boost businesses in tourism and hospitality, so that relevant industries can tide over the tough time together, said an executive of the service department of China Eastern.