The launch of flexible fares by no frills carrier Easyjet has been welcomed by business travel bosses.
Easyjet said the fare is aimed at business travellers, and will offer unlimited flexibility for passengers to change their flights, up to two hours before the scheduled departure times.
Anne Godfrey, CEO of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC), said: “I think it’s a recognition that business travellers are a market that they have increasingly been successful with.”
She said the new fare would help both the airline and travel management companies (TMCs) to give better service to travellers.
Easyjet has been “extremely proactive” in talking to TMCs prior to the launch of the new fare, said Godfrey.
“They have come and discussed with us whether this particular flexible fare is something that the business traveller and the TMCs want, and we’ve been very positive in our response and we’re looking forward to working with them.”
The fare will initially only be available through global distribution systems and self booking tools used by TMCs, not for individual travellers via the airline’s website – although this should hopefully launch next year.