Friday, November 23, 2012

Premium Economy Class Getting Popular on India Flights

Budget conscious flyers are often to be seen in a look out for better services and facilities than economy but are not so inclined to splurge on business class fares. And in an endeavour to delight those discerning flyers, many international operating international flights services to India have started offering premium economy tickets.

Hong Kong based carrier, Cathay Pacific is already offering tickets for its premium economy on its Delhi-Hong Kong route in a bid to lure the huge segment of service-and-cost-conscious travellers.

Priced lucratively between economy and business class tickets in terms, it is becoming a preferred product type on long haul routes of more than 5 hours like that of India from the UK, for both business and leisure travellers.

Besides Cathay Pacific, other carriers offering tickets for new travel category on their long-haul flights to various destinations in India are Virgin Atlantic, British airways, Turkish airlines, Air France, etc. 

Richard Branson promoted Virgin Atlantic offers tickets for premium economy seats. The newest travel category has been one of the most popular products on the India-London and India-Newark flights operated by the carrier. 

Premier British carrier, British Airways has started offering tickets on the newest travel class to its passengers, who want to treat themselves to a little extra luxury aboard their long-haul flights. 

The news of several reputed carriers offering tickets for newest travel class aboard their flights connecting India is not only good news for the budget travellers but also the corporate flyers who wish to sample reasonably priced luxuries aboard their long-haul flights.

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